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OHØX(OH6KZP)   SOAB(A) HP   1,045,6532017-10-29 02:42:36
A leisurely operation with proper sleeping and sauna, as planned! The
Scandinavian Activity Contest SSB two weeks ago, with record-poor propagation
and heavy aurora, was such drudgery that it killed all motivation for a serious
effort :)

Propagation this weekend was surprisingly good at 60N, considering the heavy
geomagnetic disturbances earlier this week. Mixed S&P:ing and CQ:ing. I was
excited about 10m being at least a little bit open so I remained there for quite
a while on Saturday pressing F1 just for fun, doing my part in handing out the
OH0 multiplier.

Other pleasant surprises included a Saturday W/VE 15m opening, 80m being open
to NA/CA/SA way beyond sunrise on Sunday morning, and 40m sporting some big
W/VE signals about an hour after sunrise on Sunday, although most people at the
other end of 40m were already asleep. The band was open long path to JA and ZL
at the same time, and W3LPL took the prize with S9+40dB.

73
Kim OH6KZP/ferry
 
KG9Z   SOSB/160 HP   3722017-10-29 05:33:00
Hoping for better condx. Low noise but not a lot of signals. Used FTdx-3000D.
AL-80B @ 500 watts. Ant is an OCF 160M dipole @ 40ft. No loop or beverages up
yet. Corn still in the field and still mowing here!
 
NJ8J   SOABClassic LP   5,8762017-10-29 06:18:58
Got in about 4.25 hours.
 
OG7O(OH1VR)   SOABClassic HP   1,259,4962017-10-29 07:39:09
As a classic operator I'm competing with myself. This year I won year 2014 with
19 000 pts but lost 2015 with 15 000 pts. Last year was a disaster because of
Aurora Borealis. I quit then after 500 q's. Propagation was now good -
sometimes like during good old years :-) Thank you for q's!
 
OF9A(OH1NOA)   SOSB/10 HP   5,0822017-10-29 08:55:00
FT1000D + Alpha 91b
4/4/4/4 el yagis

I've had flu already some weeks now, so I was not in a shape to operate SSB.
While OH1TM was operating 20m single band (OF1F) I wanted to hand out some qs
on 10m on Sunday. Unfortunately seems that Saturday was the better day. But
still missing only one or two CQWWs in 31 years I think.
 
MM3AWD   SOAB QRP   200,2392017-10-29 09:37:41
Well that was lots of fun.
The new contest QTH is over 300m above sea level on a hill in the middle of
nowhere. Totally open in all directions and no man-made noise in sight! DXers
PARADISE without the fine weather!

Although QRP is tough and a challenge, that makes it more enjoyable!

I came into this one being prepared with a decent antenna "farm" at
my disposal.
Which certainly did help.

In the final few hours build up to the contest all the antennas were performing
well and things looked bright as the bands were in better than expected shape.

During the first night it was the standard slog battling with everyone for Q's

High winds really put a dwell on proceedings as i had to lower everything down
to be safe.

The high bands were excellent and even managed to find a clear spot near the
bottom of the band, was nice to get a 45 minute run going.

Very happy with the final result. New *Claimed GM QRP RECORD*

Equipment:
Yaesu FT1000MP
5W
High Gain TH6DXX @ 60ft
Wire loops, wire verticals, inverted L ... (the Spiders Web)
1.6KvA Generator running in low fuel consumption mode.. only used 15L of fuel
for 50 hours running! Outstanding!

Many thanks to all callers, those that had the patience to pick me out and of
course to everyone part of the biggest contest in the calendar!

Hope to see you all in the CW leg!

73 Scott
MM3AWD

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
1.8 1 0 1 1 0.0
3.5 72 83 8 36 1.2
7 108 112 7 36 1.0
14 436 529 14 59 1.2
21 127 212 11 29 1.7
28 6 13 4 5 2.2
Total 750 949 45 166 1.3
Score: 200,239
1 Mult = 3.6 Q's
 
KY4NA(KE4KY)   SOAB(A) HP   132,8802017-10-29 10:28:09
Had fun with S&P on this one. Unable to work many on 10m. No overnite for me
on this one.

Good luck to all that traveled, safe travels home.

Glenn
 
KN4KL   SOAB LP   86,8002017-10-29 10:49:30
It was a lot of frustrating fun, and I can only guess how the QRP stations feel
when they call,call and call and no one answers.
Thanks to all the station that could hear and work my signal.

73, de KN4KL ed
 
K7CW   SOSB/160 HP   5852017-10-29 10:55:21
Conditions poor here in Washington. I did manage to work, a few stations in the
Caribbean, LU and KH6. One station in the Carib gets through well to the West
Coast but needs to upgrade his receive antenna. I have yet to work him in any
contest. Need him for DXCC. VE5PV had a huge signal throughout. I didn't stay
up for JA. Next time will be better. 1.5kW, inverted-L w/5 radials,
unterminated BOG. 73, Paul K7CW
 
UT3EK   SOSB(A)/20 QRP   18,5742017-10-29 10:58:25
sdr 5watts ant 80m-G5RV 40m-delta 20m-2el hentennf
 
ED5T(EA5ON)   SOSB/20 HP   72,9002017-10-29 10:59:15
After several generous and enticing offers to operate from other stations, I
decided I wanted to go back to basics and try a 20m solo operation from the car
next to the seaside. Hadn't done that since 2002! Unfortunately power issues
meant that I couldn't keep the amp running and eventually the laptop ended up
running out of power too, so I quit around 4.45pm local time on saturday.
Running 20m from here using a vertical means that although DX is there, its
often inaudible due to the huge QRM from EU that with a beam antenna, can often
be reduced. Otherwise I'm sure I would have managed more multipliers. In spite
of the disappointment that I couldn't continue, I had a good time anyway, which
was the primary objective. Kudos to my contesting buddies EB5KT and EA5KV for
their mono band efforts from Vic's new QTH.

Rig TS590
Amp Metron 1000 (500w max)
1/4 wave vertical

73 de Duncan EA5ON
 
W4XO   SOAB(A) HP   203,3462017-10-29 11:54:37
Causal S&P Friday and Saturday.
 
DH8BQA   SOSB(A)/15 HP   384,1242017-10-29 12:05:01
Elecraft K3, PA + 6 ele OWA Yagi

73, Olli
 
SV5DKL   SOSB(A)/20 HP   402,8822017-10-29 12:27:58
CU in the CW leg.

73
Stathis, SV5DKL
 
OH6QU   SOSB/15Classic HP   139,3152017-10-29 12:31:54
I don’t like SSB contesting, that’s sure. Normally I participate SSB
contests just to give out some points and to do some experiments with my
station. This time I was testing my newly built stack of three TH7DX
tribanders.

It was nice to see that antennas performed well especially when you need low
take-off angles. With the help of this new setup I managed to work several
stations from zones 3, 4 and 31 during the late Saturday evening & night
via polar path opening on 15 M. Special thanks to WA6TQT, KH7M, VE6FI, NH6V,
KH6J, NH6JC, VE5PV, KH6CJJ, K7ZS, W0AIH, W0CP and AA9A to realize that I
wasn’t from Asia but from EU and your patience to pull me out of noise. I was
able to hear dozens of other US stations during the evening & night on 15 M
but unfortunately they were doing S&P and therefore no opportunity to make
QSO with them. The last US stations on 15 M were audible here as late as 00 UTC
(02 AM local time).

CU in CQ WW CW!

Jari OH6QU & OG6A
https://www.qrz.com/db/OH6QU/
 
7S7V   SOABClassic LP   5,6072017-10-29 12:39:40
ICOM IC-7400
EFHW 41m @5m

A few hours of activity on Saturday morning, testing new home made End Feed
Half Wave antenna, length 41m at 5m height...looks promising...see you little
more in cw part...
 
GM4FDM   SOAB HP   412,8302017-10-29 12:40:49
First time I have tried un-assisted in a long time and forgotten how hard it is
without the cluster. Spend too much time at times trying to work a single
mult. But even though it wasnt a serious entry I did enjoy myself. Was
pleased to be called by DX in the form of VK9CZ. One thing I did find trying
was the fact that several stations who seemed to consider themselves as DX -
ran like an expedition, in that they only gave their callsigns every 20 or so
QSOs, which is a PITA for those who dont have the cluster, and thus dont know
if they are waiting for a dupe, or a new zone or country. These guys need to
ID more frequently and consider others.
 
OQ4Q   SOSB/15Classic HP   144,1442017-10-29 12:45:49
Great propagation on 15m !!! see guy's next contest OQ4Q (ON4PO)Martin.
 
SP1JQJ   SOABClassic HP   186,8422017-10-29 12:54:06
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
1,8 1 1 1 1 1,0
7 111 169 11 41 1,5
14 136 244 15 46 1,8
21 223 493 25 66 2,2
Total 471 907 52 154 1,9
Score: 186 842
1 Mult = 2,3 Q's

lOG; n1mm+lOGGER

trx: ts-990 - 200w
 
G4FKA   SOSB/15 HP   132,9242017-10-29 13:08:52
Two days of decent conditions for a reasonable time each day. First/last QSOs on
each day were 06:09/19:22 and 06:20/18:48 UTC.

Usual wet string station: IC-756ProIII, Expert 1K-FA, fixed wire dipole at 4m.
Thanks for all the contacts and hope to work everyone again in the CW contest.
 
RC9A   SOAB(A) HP   1,854,9602017-10-29 13:09:52
Transceiver FT-2000, Amplifier 500W, Yagi 2-3-3-4 30 meters above the ground,
160 meters 2 Sloper West - East.
 
DJ8OG   SOAB(A) HP   3,327,4892017-10-29 13:15:13
Had some Station Problems which took my motivation down on saturday :-) so I did
the rest just for fun with big breaks.

Got a nice run at the end of the (my) contest on 20m. Bands were better than
expected.

Thanks for all QSOs. Hope to see you in a month

Vy73 Matt - DJ8OG
 
VO1BQ   SOABClassic HP   168,6002017-10-29 13:46:00
D3 Dipole with 500W. Had fun and was pleased to participate. See u next time,
73 Joe VO1BQ
 
K3AU(K2YWE)   SOAB(A)Classic HP   150,2942017-10-29 13:47:03
Very part time. My original goal was 200 Q's. I bumped it up a bit after the
goal was reached. CW, here I come.
 
WT9U   SOAB(A) HP   300,4332017-10-29 13:59:57
Definitely not a DX station here, ugh.
 
SP7MC   SOSB/40 HP   124,0742017-10-29 14:08:42
Decided to run 40m only to test new 40m antenna: 4 square. Seems to but much
better than my previous delta loop. It's a great improvement here, but it does
not put me into tower/yagi league (dx, multis seems to be still low here). It
was great fun here and pity I needed to stop on Sunday 17utc to bring family
home. Condx were much better than first day and just managed to put ZL, VK, DU,
HS just in hurry before shutting down the station;)

RIG: 4square + IC-746 (yes I need better RX) + N1MM (unassisted)
 
W4VIC   SOAB(A) HP   612,2562017-10-29 14:15:08
Hurrah for 10 and 15 meters! Who suspected that was going to happen? That was
quite a work-out.

My 80M antenna would not load in the range I needed for this contest and the
big high power auto antenna tuner wouldn't bring it down to safe limits
(possible operator error??). I've got to improve that antenna before the CW
segment!

It was certainly wonderful to hear so many high-functioning and friendly ops in
this event! I missed being able to give (and take) Qs from a whole bunch of
folks whom I recognized by call sign. Good job, all. Thanks for the Qs. 73,
Vic, W4VIC
 
HA3NU   SOABClassic LP   1,525,5802017-10-29 14:19:38
I've missed the AF/SA multis on 20m because rotator problem. Sunday we had storm
with 130km/h wind and rain that caused high QRN in early afternoon, but I
enjoyed the contest at all. Thanks for QSO's.

See U in CW
73 Lacy HA3NU
 
WA3AER   SOAB(A) HP   147,5042017-10-29 14:23:33
I only had Sunday morning and afternoon to devote to this event due to other
commitments. My original goal was 200 contacts in 6 hours, but I was pleasantly
surprised by 10 and 15M band condx., so decided to go for the next 100. If not
for those 2 bands being much better than expected, I would have stopped much
earlier than I did.
Who would have thought 10M would be open? And, frankly, 15M was more fun than
20M. I only made a few contacts at the end on 40M, totally surprised to work EU
with my low dipole.
This was a treat for me after having been away from the radio for 2 weeks
caring for my significant other who had her knee replaced mid-October. She
insisted I go home and operate today. Thanks much, dear.

Eqt.: K3 / P3
Acom 1000
Hexbeam and 80/40M loaded dipole
N1MM+

Tnx to all for the Qs.

73
Ted WA3AER
 
N2CW   M/2 HP   549,3752017-10-29 14:26:49
Location: West Creek, NJ - 20 miles north of Atlantic City
Prime Station Asset: 300 foot broadcast tower surrounded by tidal salt marsh
Radios: Elecraft K3 w/KPA-500, ICOM IC-756PROII with PW1
Logging Software: N1MM
TX Antenna: TA-33 for 20/15/10 | 160m/80m/40m Dipoles

The South Jersey DX Association (SJDXA) TEAM operated this fine station for the
CQ WW SSB Contest and enjoyed every QSO no doubt. We worked stations that we
honestly did not expect to on dipoles like KL and KH with ease...amazing. The
event went with no equipment issues and the rain actually helped Sunday morning
for sure....shh keep it a secret.

Thanks to the owners of WYRS-FM for continuing to offer our team the
opportunity to pursue contests from this most unique location the
past 14 years and counting.

73,

Steve KI4KWR
For the N2CW CQ WW SSB Team.
 
K2ZR   SOABClassic LP   110,3602017-10-29 14:27:38
RIG: K2 @95W
ANTS: 660' CF WIRE - 425' EF WIRE - 160M WINDOM - HX5Bi HEXBEAM
LOG: N1MM LOGGER+
73,
DICK, K2ZR
 
K7ULS   SOSB/10 LP   482017-10-29 14:51:50
Nuthing Saturday and Sunday a few to Argentina and Chile.
FTDX-3000 HEIL Proset4
Antenna A-frame flashing
LDG-AT-100Pro
 
K7JQ   SOAB(A) HP   108,8882017-10-29 14:52:24
Frustrating slogfest at this QTH, especially in this down cycle. Per Roy
Scheider (in 'Jaws'), "We're gonna need a bigger boat"...I mean
"antenna". Still enjoyed the challenge, and contributing some points
to the club score. Thanks for the Q's!
Icom IC-7300; Acom 1500; ground-mounted screwdriver antenna.

73, Bob K7JQ
 
EA8DED(OH2BP)   SOSB/10 HP   343,1252017-10-29 14:53:29
IC-7300 SPE 1.3K-FA
3 el SteppIR @ 5 M mast
 
N2FF   SOAB(A) LP   277,8172017-10-29 15:01:29
Friday night was a bust. Twenty meters was covered with noise. The noise floor
was S 9 across the entire band when I pointed the quad north. I thought it had
something to do with the new Victorian street lamps the village installed
earlier in the week. Luckily the was not noise Saturday morning and it did not
return when the lights went back on Saturday night. What was it? That remains
a mystery.

I spent more time in the chair than I planned as conditions were better than
expected. I had a good time packet pouncing. Had to lower the tower Saturday
evening as a big storm approached on the 5th anniversary of Sandy. Spooky!!!

I hope to be V26FF from Antigua in the CQWW CW in November from my daughter's
rented house. I don't think I will be big competition for V26B as my antennas
will be wires with 100 watts and I am NOT a great CW run operator. But it
should be interesting.
 
AE7VA   SOAB HP   240,3522017-10-29 15:13:35
Nice 10M opening to SA Sunday mid-day.
 
W7WHY   SOSB/20 HP   5,3362017-10-29 15:15:37
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
3.5 2 4 2 1 2.0
7 2 5 2 2 2.5
14 37 107 12 27 2.9
Total 41 116 16 30 2.8
Score: 5,336
1 Mult = 1.0 Q's
 
VE3RX   SOABClassic LP   38,4782017-10-29 15:42:38
Limited time, family issues preempted working much...
 
VA2WA   SOABClassic HP   3,153,9702017-10-29 15:43:20
Thanks for all the QSO's ))

73!

Victor

https://contestonlinescore.com/
 
N4QS   SOAB HP   238,7732017-10-29 15:44:37
500 watts to 3 el yagi
 
K6LRN   SOAB HP   50,7502017-10-29 15:44:58
Thanks for the Qs.
 
KQØC   SOAB(A) HP   726,7402017-10-29 15:56:32
I always seek to do DXCC in the weekend... this year I got 107 discrete
countries (many on multiple bands) and 33 zones. I focused on the 24 hour
category and got good sleep particularly on Saturday night. Only blew up one
antenna. Tried running a few times but without much success... hard from
Colorado.
 
K6RIM   SOAB(A) HP   82,9282017-10-29 15:59:44
All S&P.

Token effort. Phone just isn't my bag.

Some decent conditions into EU.

73,

Al, K6RIM


TS-990S, Alpha 9500, Traffie HexBeam, SteppIR Big IR Vertical
Logger: N1MM+
 
NØBUI   SOAB HP   147,6152017-10-29 16:03:01
That sure was hard work even running 500 watts.
Thanks for all the Qso's.
73, N0BUI
 
K3HW   SOSB(A)/20 LP   50,3002017-10-29 16:11:42
Family turmoil and drama so I lost Friday night and most of Saturday. 20 seemed
better on Sunday. Not too bad for single band from my low power tiny station
with the bad conditions. Decided to do single band due to the bad conditions
and unpredictable time off and on. I had fun which is the most important
thing. Now hopefully drama calms down.
 
N4LZ   SOSB/15Classic HP   24,2822017-10-29 16:12:24
Lap top crashed after 3 QSO. Had to use back-up. Had fun and did better than
last year.
 
K7AZT   SOAB LP   4,7382017-10-29 16:17:07
The XYL has a sked later this week so I had to set up a phone rig. Figured the
best way to test the rig was to run a few QSOs through it.
 
K4AFE   SOAB(A)Rookie HP   19,8382017-10-29 16:19:04
Thanks for the QSOs to West Tennessee, Zone 4.

Come visit our site: http://www.deepdixiecc.org

Kenwood TS-990S
MFJ-998 Tuner
Ameritron ALS-600PS
102ft G5RV
520ft 160m Horizontal Loop
Cushcraft R8 Vertical
K9AY Receive Array
 
WØPAN   SOABClassic LP   22,5252017-10-29 16:20:31
15 WAS THE GO TO BAND THIS TIME. NOT TOO BAD WITH A VERTICAL AND 100 WATTS.
 
K2CYE   SOAB(A)Classic HP   30,5522017-10-29 16:22:17
This was a struggle with an OCF Dipole at 75 ft!! Thanks to all who worked me
and see you in CQWW CW next month.

73,
Mike K2CYE
 
K3TD(@K4QPL)   M/S HP   304,6562017-10-29 16:29:07
This was just a part time, fun S&P mult game. No second radio used. Official
clock says 18 hrs but that includes a lot of just hanging around and watching
the spots. 15M antenna had a problem so most of the 15M Q's were on the 40M
dipole. Different story for CQ WW CW. K4QPL will be M/S at VP5M with AA4NC.
 
W9ILY   SOSB(A)/15 LP   53,8652017-10-29 16:30:34
Optibeam OB 9/5 and phased verticals
 
NX5M   SOSB(A)/10 HP   16,1552017-10-29 16:30:45
Finally hooked up some antennas Saturday afternoon. Just checking things out
since nothing has been turned on and used since about February.
 
WB8JUI   SOAB LP   19,0462017-10-29 16:32:24
73 - Rick WB8JUI
 
NA2U   SOAB(A) HP   2,4702017-10-29 16:32:28
Part-time from home
 
LY5W   SOABClassic HP   490,1162017-10-29 16:32:43
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
1,8 138 141 5 36 1,0
3,5 175 179 7 42 1,0
7 212 288 18 59 1,4
14 230 591 18 38 2,6
21 122 302 22 48 2,5
28 23 50 8 15 2,2
Total 900 1551 78 238 1,7
Score: 490.116
1 Mult = 2,8 Q's
Not serious effort. Just to be on the air some time and give points to
friends.
Plan was 40m HP Assisted, but no time to change something inside shack - audio
recording, etc. Very busy days, even in middle contest was out of QTH for half
day. Maybe in CW part.
73, Sam LY5W
 
W8DGN   M/2 LP   211,5082017-10-29 16:33:11
Great contest! However, we NEVER heard any Asian stations.
 
AB3CX   SOAB(A) HP   4,040,6512017-10-29 16:35:34
10M was surprisingly good north south, especially Sunday. 15M was in very nice
shape for this part of the solar cycle. 160M was less useful Saturday night
than Friday. All in all would have to be pleased with conditions. A few
surprising calls that I received included TY on 20M, 4U1, VU on 20 and 15M.
 
K9KE   SOAB(A) HP   418,3902017-10-29 16:36:00
Heading into the weekend, I didn't image that 15M would be my most productive
band.
 
K3MAW   SOAB(A) LP   30,4702017-10-29 16:38:32
KX3 100 watts with Cobra Ultralite senior
 
VE9HF   SOAB LP   707,4962017-10-29 16:43:03
Yaesu FTDX3000, Hygain TH-11DX, 40 meter vertical, inverted L's for 80 and 160.
 
OF6MW(OH6MW)   SOAB(A) HP   2,706,3962017-10-29 16:44:01
Nice propagation, had fun, thanks qsos.

73 Ari OH6MW
 
W9IIX   SOSB(A)/15 HP   52,3582017-10-29 16:45:57
good to ssb contest again.....
 
AA4NP   SOSB/15 LP   14,3002017-10-29 16:50:58
Fun contest. I wish conditions were a little better.
 
W3TB   SOAB(A) HP   136,6202017-10-29 16:56:24
Weak signals all around and no band was very good. Still some fun!
Some computer port issues staying in control of the radio.
 
K4SXT   SOABClassic LP   161,6012017-10-29 16:56:38
This was a difficult contest for a low power station - every QSO was a challenge
(especially to those on the receiving end whose patience I appreciate).
 
W3MMM   SOABClassic LP   274,4802017-10-29 16:57:05
Fun!
 
AC2MT   SOAB HP   4,9682017-10-29 16:58:04
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log 5.5
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: AC2MT
LOCATION: ENY
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-TIME: 6-HOURS
CLUB: HVCDX
CLAIMED-SCORE: 4968
OPERATORS: AC2MT
NAME: Richard H Walbert Jr
ADDRESS: 249 Cottekill Road
ADDRESS-CITY: Cottekill
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: New York
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 12419
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: USA
EMAIL: ac2mt@arrl.net
END-OF-LOG:
 
VE3HG   SOAB(A) LP   88,3352017-10-29 16:58:25
Wonderfully strange conditions. Saturday was awful but Sunday...Sunday 9am was
so good switched the Flex 3000 to the KX-2 and ran five watts. Worked everyone
I could hear for an hour in zones 14, 15 and 20. Quite amazing. Worked JA in
late evening at 100 watts and just missed China :(
 
KBØEO   SOAB(A) HP   318,2402017-10-29 17:01:31
Conditions were moderate - 15 meters seemed to be the money band. Frustrating
running 1 KW and 2 element yagi on 40 meters and many of the western EU
stations couldn't hear me, although they were strong here. 20 meters was also
strong, but I tend to limit my time on that band due to the heavy SSB splatter
and crowding.

10 meters surprisingly popped open to central and south America on Sunday
afternoon - many LU, PY, CX, CE stations coming in S9+20.

I only did search and pounce - no running. Still a fun contest despite the
conditions.
 
K3NDM   SOAB LP   64,1062017-10-29 17:02:41
100 Watts and Wire antennas.
 
PX2A   M/2 HP   15,461,8162017-10-29 17:03:03
Hi folks,

Thanks for all qsos made.

Very nice to meet with our friends again at M2 category after two long months
of hard maintenance work to erect new towers and fix antenas.

See you again at CW leg in November.

73's

Fernando PY2LED
Alto da Serra contest team
 
N6RO   SOSB(A)/160 HP   7792017-10-29 17:04:08
Band not great, but better Sat. No EU, one AF. somehow missed 8P5A, KL7RA...
 
K3MD   SOAB(A) HP   2,028,6972017-10-29 17:04:16
40M not that good
10 open
15 nice opening to Eu
 
AC4G   SOABClassic HP   520,9082017-10-29 17:04:49
Had fun in the short time operating this weekend.
 
K2RD   SOSB(A)/40 HP   107,9702017-10-29 17:05:25
First time in this category from the West. Thanks to all for the QSOs. JK
antenna and rest of station played well.
 
W2IRT   SOAB(A) HP   2,177,5652017-10-29 17:05:37
Unlike previous years, I did have some technical glitches this time around. A
really borked computer kept me out for the first hour or so, then amp problems
during a very prodigious run caused me some grief on Sunday morning. I limped
through with reduced power.

Low bands were nothing to write home about Friday and Saturday nights, but
picked up nicely after dark on Sunday. A bit of life on 10 during the late
afternoon on Sunday as well, but strictly trans-equitorial. No JAs on 15 but I
did work KH0 and KH2 so not all was lost there. Also managed a few BYs and a BV
on 20, but that was it for the rare Asian entities for me.

A threatened windstorm didn't materialize during the contest but it was raining
like mad all afternoon/evening Sunday. The high wind warning that was issued
will take effect about an hour after the contest ends. That was my big
worry--having to lower the tower during the contest.
 
K3PP   SOAB(A) HP   1,945,2582017-10-29 17:06:15
Brutal on 20m! 15 was beautiful and 10m had a few nice surprises. I stink on the
low bands! Too much work and travel leading up to this. I didn't have enough in
the tank to do more time. :-( Still, I'm happy! :-)
 
KE4S   SOAB(A) HP   851,6402017-10-29 17:06:42
Rig- K3/P3, Expert 1.3K-FA
Ant- 4el SteppIR @ 17m for 40m thru 6m
80m horizontal loop on 160m thru 40m
W7KF Skyhook II inverted L for 160m/80m
 
NA6O(@N6RO)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   76,5602017-10-29 17:06:50
K3, AL1200, Yagi stack, N1MM+

A pleasant Sunday drive on 15m. Good EU activity in the morning, very busy SA
in the middle, and a nice JA run at the end. Also fun chasing N6WM down the
band doing S&P. Thanks to Ken for use of the station.
 
AA3B   SOAB(A) HP   3,931,6202017-10-29 17:08:09
Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: AA3B
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: AA3B

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 3 5 40 1 0 0 49 49 2.0
0100 3 2 27 2 0 0 34 83 3.3
0200 0 11 27 0 0 0 38 121 4.8
0300 0 23 17 5 0 0 45 166 6.6
0400 12 25 16 0 0 0 53 219 8.7
0500 9 11 6 0 0 0 26 245 9.8
0600 2 10 24 0 0 0 36 281 11.2
0700 0 7 12 0 0 0 19 300 12.0
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 300 12.0
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 300 12.0
1000 0 1 2 17 0 0 20 320 12.8
1100 0 0 1 54 19 0 74 394 15.7
1200 0 0 0 2 157 0 159 553 22.1
1300 0 0 0 9 120 0 129 682 27.2
1400 0 0 0 10 92 0 102 784 31.3
1500 0 0 0 3 61 7 71 855 34.1
1600 0 0 0 3 61 8 72 927 37.0
1700 0 0 0 27 23 2 52 979 39.1
1800 0 0 0 101 8 3 112 1091 43.6
1900 0 0 0 147 5 2 154 1245 49.7
2000 0 0 0 74 5 5 84 1329 53.1
2100 0 0 0 34 24 19 77 1406 56.1
2200 0 0 7 21 5 0 33 1439 57.4
2300 0 0 10 21 0 0 31 1470 58.7
0000 0 2 6 0 0 0 8 1478 59.0
0100 3 14 6 0 0 0 23 1501 59.9
0200 2 14 13 0 0 0 29 1530 61.1
0300 0 24 10 0 0 0 34 1564 62.4
0400 0 6 13 0 0 0 19 1583 63.2
0500 13 3 5 0 0 0 21 1604 64.0
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1604 64.0
0700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1604 64.0
0800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1604 64.0
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1604 64.0
1000 1 3 7 4 0 0 15 1619 64.6
1100 1 0 1 31 5 0 38 1657 66.1
1200 0 0 0 1 98 0 99 1756 70.1
1300 0 0 0 1 94 0 95 1851 73.9
1400 0 0 0 0 62 0 62 1913 76.4
1500 0 0 0 8 75 1 84 1997 79.7
1600 0 0 0 1 63 13 77 2074 82.8
1700 0 0 0 19 28 12 59 2133 85.1
1800 0 0 0 97 7 4 108 2241 89.5
1900 0 0 0 89 0 5 94 2335 93.2
2000 0 0 0 53 6 15 74 2409 96.2
2100 0 0 4 14 13 12 43 2452 97.9
2200 0 0 16 18 4 1 39 2491 99.4
2300 1 0 11 2 0 0 14 2505 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 50 161 281 869 1035 109 2505

Gross QSOs=2526 Dupes=21 Net QSOs=2505

Unique callsigns worked = 1806

The best 60 minute rate was 162/hour from 1204 to 1303
The best 30 minute rate was 198/hour from 1200 to 1229
The best 10 minute rate was 246/hour from 1208 to 1217

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 2 times.
5 QSOs/minute 13 times.
4 QSOs/minute 45 times.
3 QSOs/minute 187 times.
2 QSOs/minute 456 times.
1 QSOs/minute 775 times.

There were 512 bandchanges and 185 (7.4%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 27 41 48 95 51 15 277 11.1
South America 6 13 30 74 78 89 290 11.6
Europe 12 98 183 667 876 3 1839 73.4
Asia 0 0 8 17 9 0 34 1.4
Africa 4 7 6 11 14 1 43 1.7
Oceania 1 2 6 5 7 1 22 0.9
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 50 161 281 869 1035 109 2505

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 39
4 832
5 989
6 620
7 15
8 7
9 3

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
4L 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
4X 0 0 1 3 1 0 5 0.2
5B 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0.2
5Z 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6Y 2 2 2 2 2 0 10 0.4
8P 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
8R 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
9A 0 2 4 12 11 0 29 1.2
9H 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
9K 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.2
9Y 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.2
A3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A4 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
A6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
A7 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.2
C3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
C6 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
CE 0 0 3 9 6 13 31 1.2
CM 0 1 7 5 2 0 15 0.6
CN 2 3 3 3 4 0 15 0.6
CT 1 3 5 6 10 1 26 1.0
CT3 1 1 1 2 3 0 8 0.3
CU 1 1 3 3 2 1 11 0.4
CX 0 0 1 2 5 9 17 0.7
D4 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
DL 0 12 15 106 109 0 242 9.7
E7 0 1 1 4 6 0 12 0.5
EA 1 10 17 43 47 1 119 4.8
EA6 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
EA8 1 1 1 3 3 1 10 0.4
EA9 0 2 0 1 1 0 4 0.2
EI 1 2 2 9 10 0 24 1.0
ER 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
ES 0 1 1 2 2 0 6 0.2
EU 0 1 1 4 6 0 12 0.5
F 2 11 13 44 56 0 126 5.0
FG 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
FM 0 1 1 3 1 1 7 0.3
FP 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FR 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
FY 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
G 2 3 7 51 99 0 162 6.5
GD 1 0 0 2 2 0 5 0.2
GI 0 1 1 4 7 0 13 0.5
GJ 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
GM 0 1 2 9 13 0 25 1.0
GU 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
GW 0 1 1 5 8 0 15 0.6
HA 0 4 6 9 12 0 31 1.2
HB 0 2 3 8 10 0 23 0.9
HB0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
HC 0 1 1 1 3 2 8 0.3
HI 0 2 2 2 3 0 9 0.4
HK 0 1 1 6 3 2 13 0.5
HP 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0.2
HR 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
HZ 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
I 1 7 24 70 78 0 180 7.2
IS 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
*IT9 0 1 7 7 8 0 23 0.9
J6 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
J8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
JA 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0.2
K 5 2 8 47 14 1 77 3.1
KH0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
KH6 1 2 2 4 3 0 12 0.5
KL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
KP2 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 0.2
KP4 0 0 2 2 2 1 7 0.3
LA 0 1 1 9 5 0 16 0.6
LU 0 0 2 13 17 30 62 2.5
LX 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.2
LY 0 1 2 7 9 0 19 0.8
LZ 0 1 4 13 9 0 27 1.1
OA 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
OD 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OE 0 1 3 12 14 0 30 1.2
OH 0 0 1 10 17 0 28 1.1
OH0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
OK 0 4 6 18 26 0 54 2.2
OM 0 1 2 12 9 0 24 1.0
ON 0 2 3 20 35 0 60 2.4
OX 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
OZ 0 1 0 9 5 0 15 0.6
P4 1 3 3 3 3 3 16 0.6
PA 1 7 5 24 37 0 74 3.0
PJ2 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.3
PJ4 2 3 3 4 3 3 18 0.7
PY 0 1 8 27 27 21 84 3.4
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
S5 0 2 12 23 18 0 55 2.2
SM 0 1 2 8 18 0 29 1.2
SP 0 1 5 21 49 0 76 3.0
SV 0 1 1 6 7 0 15 0.6
SV5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SV9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
T7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
*TA1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
TF 0 1 1 3 0 0 5 0.2
TG 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
TI 0 1 1 3 3 1 9 0.4
TK 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
UA 0 1 5 16 38 0 60 2.4
UA2 0 1 1 2 2 0 6 0.2
UA9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
UR 0 1 4 18 28 0 51 2.0
V2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
V3 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.2
VE 14 24 14 16 4 0 72 2.9
VK 0 0 3 0 2 0 5 0.2
VP2M 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
VP5 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
VP9 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
VU 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
XE 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0.2
YL 0 1 0 1 4 0 6 0.2
YO 0 0 1 14 18 0 33 1.3
YU 0 2 5 8 12 0 27 1.1
*Z6 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
YV 1 0 3 2 3 1 10 0.4
Z3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.1
ZB 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
ZF 1 1 1 1 2 1 7 0.3
ZL 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0.1
ZP 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
ZS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 50 161 281 869 1035 109 2505

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 10 61 84 366 480 3 1004 40.1
15 2 31 82 223 287 0 625 25.0
16 0 3 10 40 73 0 126 5.0
08 8 12 21 22 21 10 94 3.8
20 0 2 8 40 41 0 91 3.6
11 0 1 9 28 28 21 87 3.5
09 6 11 14 20 18 13 82 3.3
13 0 0 3 15 22 39 79 3.2
04 12 15 7 33 7 0 74 3.0
05 5 8 12 22 7 1 55 2.2
33 4 7 5 9 11 1 37 1.5
12 0 0 3 9 6 13 31 1.2
07 0 3 3 6 8 4 24 1.0
21 0 0 6 6 4 0 16 0.6
03 1 0 2 9 3 0 15 0.6
31 1 2 2 4 3 0 12 0.5
10 0 1 1 2 4 3 11 0.4
02 1 3 2 1 0 0 7 0.3
40 0 1 1 3 1 0 6 0.2
06 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0.2
30 0 0 3 0 2 0 5 0.2
32 0 0 1 0 2 1 4 0.2
25 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0.2
35 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
39 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
01 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
38 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
37 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
27 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
22 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
19 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 50 161 281 869 1035 109 2505

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1381
2 bands 263
3 bands 89
4 bands 44
5 bands 19
6 bands 10

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

EF8R PZ5K PJ2T CU4DX PJ4Q V26B
PJ4K 8P5A VP2MDG ZF9CW

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 15 43 103 498 671 51
 
AD1C   SOAB(A) LP   129,9082017-10-29 17:08:31
Radio: Yaesu FTDX-5000, 100 watts
Antennas: Hy-Gain AV-640 vertical
1/2 size G5RV dipole in attic
Software: WriteLog for Windows

2nd biggest surprise - working JA on 15m Sunday
1st biggest surprise - working YE2A on 15m Sunday

15m was better than I expected on Saturday. I could not operate during the
European window on Sunday. I did not hear a peep on 10m Saturday but worked a
handful of stations to the south on Sunday afternoon (zones 8/9/11/12/13). I
did not work any USA stations, so could have had a least three more country
mults.
 
NZ3O   SOAB HP   511,5202017-10-29 17:10:52
Family-first, neighbor-friendly, off-the-air most of Sunday, but reasonably
happy with the results versus last year. Thank you all for the QSOs.
 
N9NA   SOAB(A) HP   219,0202017-10-29 17:11:22
Ten Tec Omni 7, Ten Tec Centurion, Steppir DB18e, 80 mtr ocf, 160 mtr inv L 55
ft twr, N1MM+.
 
K7MY   SOSB/15 HP   26,1362017-10-29 17:11:25
Best conditions in years. Too little time to work for better totals.
 
N2CU   SOAB(A) HP   261,6022017-10-29 17:11:26
Thanks for the QSOs.

K3, L7 @ 1kW, TH6DXX, 40m Delta Loop, N1MM.

73, Tom N2CU <><
 
NT9E   SOAB(A)Classic HP   246,6962017-10-29 17:11:46
Best fun I have had in a contest in a long time. Most QSO's in a contest ever.
Best score in a contest ever. Great fun when 10m opened on Sunday afternoon.
 
RW2F(RA2FA)   Select HP   658,7202017-10-29 17:11:48
a lot of QRN from the shower during all contest
 
KD9MS   SOAB HP   59,4922017-10-29 17:12:06
Low power let me down in this contest. Lack of sunspots and no time to work on
the 80m antennas left me lacking. So I did what anyone in my position would do:
I turned up the power on the FT2000D to 200 watts and just had fun. My son had a
soccer game on Saturday about4 hours from the QTH, that knocked out about 10
hours of prime contesting.
10m wasn't too bad, 15 and 20 were pretty good, but the low bands were so busy,
my second radio was useless at 100w. I kept the FTdx1200 on 15m and worked some
EU and SA. Still had fun and best of all, soccer season is over!
73,
Craig KD9MS
 
N2PP   SOSB(A)/20 HP   549,2942017-10-29 17:12:28
Lots of fun with everyone crammed into 20 meters. Need a bigger band for this
contest.
 
KH7XS(K4XS)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,700,8502017-10-29 17:13:09
Second day better, but not great. Heard all zones but couldn't bust the pileups
for WAZ. It was a fun contest!
 
NG7M   SOAB(A) HP   18,1762017-10-29 17:13:20
Just pounced around the last 2.5-3 hours of the contest. Thanks for the Q's.
73 de Max NG7M
 
K4BAI   SOABClassic HP   30,9762017-10-29 17:13:55
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1KW, TH6DXX, dipole. I had planned to operate this contest
nearly full time, but I came down with a very bad cold this past week and was
coughing most of the time. So I operated very little in four short sessions
all S&P. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.
 
UP2L(@UN9LG)   M/S HP   15,935,2802017-10-29 17:14:54
Great fun and a bit unexpected good conditions considering the solar activity
the past period. Station performed well without any technical issues during all
contest.

Thanks to all stations for calling us and see you again in the next contest!

73
 
K3IE   SOAB(A) HP   1,654,4642017-10-29 17:15:05
This exercise always reinforces my love for CW.

Thanks for the Q's - Hunter K3IE
 
KM4SII   SOAB(A)Rookie LP   236,3122017-10-29 17:15:55
Well, that was fun!

This is my second CQWW contest. I have made big improvements to my 20m antenna,
so I was vastly better on that band then last year. However, my SWR on 40m was
high and my antenna is not very good on that band, so it was slow going at
night.

I have no 80 or 160m at my QTH.

I was able to run a little bit on 20 and 40m, but most QSOs were made by search
and pounce.

I was hoping to have my extra by now, but I'm not quite ready so I am a bit
limited on my frequencies, especially on 40m since I can not transmit below
7178. On 20m I had to stay above 14225 and on 15m above 21275. That did, of
course, hurt my score. I hope to be an extra class in time for ARRL DX and WPX
in a few months.

Great fun despite a modest station:
-Yaesu FT-450d @ 100w
-Dipole at 25 feet for 40 and 15m
-Delta loop at 65 feet for 20 and 10m

I did oversleep on Sunday, so I did not get on the air until 10 AM. I am still
kicking myself for that since I missed a good amount of QSOs then haha!

I picked up just one new one (I think): Turkey

I also snagged a few band-fills...

Great job to everyone! See you down the bands!

73 de KM4SII - Mason (14 years old)
 
W3EA   SOAB(A) HP   176,1432017-10-29 17:16:29
Had way to many out side commitment's Fri. sat. & Sun. arghhhhh
 
K5IX   SOAB LP   3,4832017-10-29 17:16:41
K5IX's Contest Summary Report for CQ-WW
Created by N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log
Version 5.5 www.n3fjp.com

Total Contacts = 32
Total Points = 3,483

Operating Period: 2017/10/28 00:05 - 2017/10/29 23:47

Total op time (breaks > 30 min deducted): 0:52:27
Total op time (breaks > 60 min deducted): 0:52:27

Avg Qs/Hr (breaks > 30 min deducted): 36.6


Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW Phone Dig Total %
---- -- ----- --- ----- ---
40 0 1 0 1 3
20 0 6 0 6 19
15 0 16 0 16 50
10 0 9 0 9 28
-- ----- --- ----- ---
Total 0 32 0 32 100



Total Contacts by State \ Prov:

State Total %
----- ----- ---
30 94
HI 2 6

Total = 1


Total Contacts by Country:

Country Total %
------- ----- ---
Argentina 5 16
Brazil 4 13
Canada 4 13
Curacao 2 6
Hawaii 2 6
Trinidad & Tobago 2 6
USA 2 6
Barbados 1 3
Bonaire 1 3
Chile 1 3
Colombia 1 3
Costa Rica 1 3
Dominican Republic 1 3
Jamaica 1 3
Mexico 1 3
New Zealand 1 3
Uruguay 1 3
Venezuela 1 3

Total = 18


Total DX Miles (QSOs in USA not counted) = 99,634
Average miles per DX QSO = 3,321


Average bearing to the entities worked in each continent.
QSOs in USA not counted.

NA = 91
OC = 260
SA = 130


Total Contacts by Continent:

Continent Total %
--------- ----- ---
SA 18 56
NA 11 34
OC 3 9

Total = 3


Total Contacts by CQ Zone:

CQ Zone Total %
------- ----- ---
09 7 22
13 6 19
04 4 13
11 4 13
08 3 9
31 2 6
03 1 3
05 1 3
06 1 3
07 1 3
12 1 3
32 1 3

Total = 12
 
K2AX   M/2 HP   2,668,7312017-10-29 17:17:06
Many thanks to K2AX for hosting the group from the FRC at his first rate QTH and
all the hospitality from him and his family, especially Donna for putting up
with us.
Thanks also to Dave, K3FT, and Mark AA3K for doing all the coordination and
scheduling up front. Thanks also to all of the other guest ops for a great
effort and all the support. GO FRC!
 
VP5W   M/2 LP   2,393,2482017-10-29 17:17:20
First time from Harbour Rock at Turtle Creek in Turks and Caicos Island. Some
challenges with band conditions, but over all a great contest. Station location
was in great shape, especially after Hurricane Irma struck the island only a
month before. Great group effort and looking forward to many additonal years.
 
WN6W   SOAB LP   40,3202017-10-29 17:17:48
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
3.5 1 3 1 1 3.0
7 5 13 3 3 2.6
14 56 153 19 28 2.7
21 60 164 17 33 2.7
28 9 27 3 4 3.0
Total 131 360 43 69 2.7
Score: 40,320
1 Mult = 1.2 Q's
 
NWØM   SOAB(A) HP   125,9992017-10-29 17:18:04
High local noise and a low antenna make for rough operating!!! Only operated a
few hours each day during daytime on high bands. All S&P.

K3/P3, KPA500, K-Pod, Mosley tribander at 35 ft, and N1MM+.
 
HSØZIA   SOSB/40 LP   76,6262017-10-29 17:18:24
Other than a painful run or two to YB it was all S&P. Spent quite a bit of
time tuning for NA but other than a few big W6 stations heard no one in zones
1-7. Only heard W3UA on the E coast but no chance to hear my LP sig calling.
Very disappointed to never hear ZL or Z 32. As usual nothing from zones 34-40.
Had a nice opening E to SA on late Sunday afternoon and worked half a dozen
stations in Z 11-13 all before the sun went down. 73 Bob

Flex 6700/Maestro
N1MM+
3L/3L @ 23/46m
2L @ 21m
 
K1ZZ   SOAB(A) HP   3,383,1072017-10-29 17:19:25
CQing on a crowded phone band isn't my idea of fun, so I didn't -- except for a
few hours on 15. Chasing the multipliers was fun, though.
 
CF7FC(VA7FC)   SOAB(A)Classic HP   750,2002017-10-29 17:20:37
too much fun !!luv contesting ..... thank you all that called me
 
NDØC   SOAB QRP   44,8802017-10-29 17:21:11
I got home Sunday afternoon at 1900 UTC after a trip to Iowa for a grandson's
birthday and to watch Iowa State, my alma mater, upset TCU in a football game
for the ages.

I jumped into the fray to see what I could do with 5 watts in 5 hours, starting
on 15 which was hopping - but I think I missed whatever EU opening there might
have been earlier in the day. It was nice to get quite a few EU mults on 20,
but I missed some too. The Italians were just booming in. And it was great to
see 10 open to the south! The conditions made me wish I could have had the
whole weekend. Oh well... priorities.

I just couldn't hear much on 40 and definitely wasn't being heard. It was like
I was running QRP or something. Hi! But I heard a lot of other folks calling
DX and not being heard either.

73,
Randy, ND0C
 
N1DC   SOABClassic LP   136,8962017-10-29 17:21:14
LP is tough going on 40 and 80M. Lots of 599+ stations that could not hear me on
the dipole or inverted L. Probably lost about 20 multipliers.

15M was very good especially on Sunday.

Thanks for the QSOs.

73,

Rick N1DC
 
K1DG(@N1LI)   SOAB HP   7,137,2882017-10-29 17:22:43
After two years off, both the station and op showed signs of rust but nothing
major broke.

I did not intend to go full time - I mostly wanted to see if everything was
working and ready for the CW weekend. But I was having fun so I kept going.

I did not expect 15 to be as good as it was...2000 QSOs on a band in a
single-op entry is a pretty rare event. Best hour was 274 on Saturday.

I miss 10 meters.

73,

Doug K1DG

See you all in the CW contest next month!
 
WA7AN(K9DR)   SOAB(A) HP   416,3062017-10-29 17:23:29
Not much into phone contests, but decided to make a few points for the club.
Was disappointed by 80 and 160 conditions, but pleasantly surprised by 15 and
10 meters. 99.9% S&P. I did call CQ a couple of times but nobody came
back, so went back to S&P. Dan - K9DR
 
W7CAR   SOABClassic HP   36,2062017-10-29 17:23:46
Limited to only 10, 15, and 20 this year.
 
W7VO   M/2 HP   640,7402017-10-29 17:24:13
First time running station as M2, lots of learning how to deal with interstation
interference.
Everything worked, but radio #2 needed a ferrite on the RS-232 control line to
keep from locking up.
Broke in a new contesting recruit, and he "claims to have had fun".
That is what it is all about.
Not the highest score, but loads of comradeship and learning.
Conditions were better than expected.

73;
Mike
W7VO
 
3G1D(@XQ1FM)   M/S LP   736,3202017-10-29 17:25:25
Primer dia con muy malas condx, segundo mucho mejor, pero se paso muy bien en
compañía de grandes amigos, aunque falto ce3ww, por otro lado tuvimos la
oportunidad de compartir nuestra experiencia con 2 nuevos colegas radio
aficionados que se unen al equipo.

Nuestros sinceros agradecimiento a Claudio XQ1FM y familia por toda la
hospitalidad recibida.

Nos encontramos en el próximo contest.
 
K7WP   SOAB(A) LP   533,3092017-10-29 17:25:59
FT1000MP
Force12 6BA @ 70'
Mosley Classic 33 @ 30'
Loaded tower for 80/160
N1MM+

Low power was tough, I must say from here. Ears are still ringing...
Thanks for you patience with the repeats...

No matter, always fun...

73, John K7WP ..
Go AZ Outlaws
 
WUØB   SOAB(A) LP   95,4072017-10-29 17:26:50
Tough, but fun. Need to do something for my low band antenna situation that's
for sure. Thanks for all the QSOs and see everyone next year.

Kenwood TS-850S, Mosley TA-32, 80m horizontal loop.

Hans WU0B
 
PA9M   SOSB(A)/80 HP   171,3992017-10-29 17:27:34
Nice contest
Only inv ant. @20 meters
Internet acces for no more then six houers

cu

Marcel
 
K6KR   SOAB(A) HP   256,2302017-10-29 17:28:09
K3, KPA1500
 
N9VPV   SOAB(A) LP   15,5522017-10-29 17:29:13
Very Limited time effort. S&P only
 
GI4T(MIØSMK)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   418,1192017-10-29 17:31:42
Good contest but poor conditions to south - zones 34 - 39 missed as a result!
 
W7TR(KH2TJ)   SOSB/20 LP   6842017-10-29 17:31:48
Caught the last 15 minutes. Too many irons in the fire this weekend...
 
N9TF   SOSB(A)/15 LP   47,9402017-10-29 17:32:24
Just a single band 15m. Only had time Saturday for a little over an hour to get
on in the afternoon. Hit 15 in the morning Sunday as it and I were waking up.
All S&P. Tried to run a couple times, but both times netted zero contacts
in the log. I was hoping for prop into JA and other parts of the Pacific late,
but best were a few KH6, one ZL and A31MM. The ZL and Tonga were really tough.
Light signals and deep QSB, but got them in the log. Spent way too much time
calling the FR4QT. Finally got him in the log after 45 minutes of calling. Big
signal here. Another big signal station was EA9KB at 20 over. Many times I
called him and no one else was calling and he did not hear me. That one took at
least 20 minutes going back and forth to his freq to get him in the log. Then
there were the really weak stations that heard me the first time with no
repeats. Go figure! Was hoping for DXCC on 15, but fell a bit short. Still not
bad for bottom of the sunspot cycle and low power! Had a good time.

K3s 100 watts to 2 element triband at 37'

73 Gene N9TF
 
WZ8T/7   SOAB LP   289,0682017-10-29 17:32:46
First real hf contest after getting my station put up after the move. Using
WZ8T/7 was a real pain. Great 10 meter opening.
 
M3W(G4FAL)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   173,0492017-10-29 17:33:19
We operated two single band, single operator entries from the same shack. I
(Nick G4FAL) used M3W on 80m and Kieran (2E0NCN) used the RSGB callsign G6XX on
20m. This meant that we were not in the shack much together as I slept in the
day and Kieran in the night.
I am not going to write more as I need to go to bed. Thanks to all the stations
we worked on 80m and 20m. Next year hopefully we will be able to do a
multi-entry of some description but there is a bit more work to do on the
aerials here first.
73 Nick G4FAL
 
N2RJ   SOAB(A) HP   3,411,5962017-10-29 17:34:06
Trying assisted because, well I feel that's where the contest world and CQWW is
headed anyway so, why not? I like to keep an open mind.

Radio and amp mostly behaved but this is hopefully the last contest for this
amp as its new solid state full SO2R replacement should be here before the next
contest and this one will be delegated to spare duty before it goes back to the
original owner end of season. I had to repair the control board in the amp this
week as the warm up timer went faulty and some fat fingers caused more problems.
Thankfully that was fixed easily. So while I was SO2R it wasn't really truly
SO2R because one radio was low power. BUT it did help.

Band conditions seemed better than last year but it was a mess all around,
especially 40. 15 seemed really nice and with assisted I got DXCC on two bands.
I am torn on assisted for phone contests, but I think I may go back to
unassisted next time again. Point and click is nice but actually finding your
own contacts is nice. I ran like the wind but had to take a few breaks as our
refrigerator broke and I had some chores at home to do AND quit in the middle
of a big run because of that. Maybe a fuller effort would yield more points?
Who knows!

Big things coming in 2018 hopefully. :)

Congrats to all my FRC fellow compatriots. Hoping we beat YCCC again this year.
I will drink to that in a brand new piece of FRC drinkware!

Equipment:
Flex-6700 with version 2 software
Alpha 91B amplifier
SteppIR MonstIR:
3 el 40
4 el 20
4 el 15
4 el 10
2 vertical phased array to Europe (SK3W board)
Inverted L for 160
Beverages for ears

Thanks for all the Qs
88
Ria
 
TM3Z(F4DSK)   SOAB(A) LP   2,439,7022017-10-29 17:36:38
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
1,8 122 127 5 43
3,5 518 727 12 71
7 571 742 23 100
14 533 1018 33 116
21 398 813 35 122
28 164 391 17 62
Total 2306 3818 125 514


Score : 2 439 702

------------------------------------------

TM3Z Max Rates:

2017-10-28 0022Z - 6,0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 360 per hour by F4DSK
2017-10-28 0431Z - 4,3 per minute (10 minute(s)), 258 per hour by F4DSK
2017-10-28 0514Z - 2,0 per minute (60 minute(s)), 120 per hour by F4DSK

------------------------------------------

1st time trying SO2R in phone, it keeps busy...
Tnx for the QSO

73 de Dimitri F4DSK (TM3Z for the contest)
 
NC6R   SOABClassic HP   88,8032017-10-29 17:36:55
Too many work hours away from home = limited effort. 73, Steve/NC6R
 
NØKQ(@N6ZFO)   M/2 HP   331,5632017-10-29 17:37:30
Worked a number of European stations late Saturday night on 80m.

N6ZFO generally a little tired and time-shifted from 10-day trip to LA and MS.


Although 15m total Q's is higher, but it's "inflated" by a long JA
run on Saturday afternoon. Score-wise, 20 was more productive, but awfully
crowded.

Encouraging opening on 10m Sunday afternoon. Perhaps ARRL 10m will not be a
total loss this year.

73 Bill n6zfo
 
KU8E   SOSB/40Classic HP   31,8332017-10-29 17:37:39
K3 / KPA500 ~ 600 watts and center fed zepp and NW/SW Dipole.

A big struggle running less than full legal limit. I had to check a few times
to see if my antennas were broken. Just doesn't seem rational that a station
that's +20-30 dB can't even hear a peep of you calling them. Lots of EU and SA
alligators who can't hear hoards of stations in the USA calling them. All the
EU stations cram into 7125-7200 to work the USA. Many EU stations with great
signals below 7125 never bother to listen up for the USA. I guess they would
rather just CQ until they are blue in the face hoping they can make another one
point EU QSO? Let me tell you you are just throwing away QSO's by not listening
up in the US band. I have simple antennas and only run 600 watts and usually
when I call a EU station listening up I work them on the first call most of the
time. I probably heard 30+ counties on 40 meters I couldn't work because of the
US band allocations. With the declining sunspots 40 meters is going to become
more important. Think about that if you want a higher score?

Jeff KU8E
 
K5ZD   SOAB(A) HP   4,672,6732017-10-29 17:39:48
Casual effort. After 3 weeks away from home in the last 4, didn't have the rest
or motivation to do a full effort. Operated while it was fun and walked away
when it wasn't. It was fun most of the time.

Friday night was an SWL contest listening to Eu work each other. I took my
first break after just an hour!

Sat morning was cool. Amazing rates on 15 meters. I remember when having a
100 hour was a big deal. This weekend I had 3 hours over 200!!

SH5 says best 60 minutes was 266. Sent my call after every QSO.

Worked EU on 10m both days. Sure didn't expect that.

Conditions were improving on Sunday. Finally worked some JAs in the final
hour. Had a bunch of VU call in on 20m during the afternoon. That's what I
love about this game - you never know.

Have never felt so weak on the low bands. I don't think I had a single answer
to a CQ on 75m. Called lots of Eu that were more than 20 over 9 and they just
CQed in my face.

The CQ WW is an amazing event. Love all the activity from around the world.
Happy to work two different KP2 and KP4 stations. Hope the contest offered a
break from their reality.

Funny moment. 2330z Sunday. KC4AAA announces he doesn't want to do any more
contesting and was going to QSY to 17 meters.

Thanks to everyone that got on the air and made QSOs in the contest.

Rates:

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm Off

0000Z 3/4 6/8 40/33 1/2 --+-- --+-- 50/47 50/47 4
0100Z - 2/4 - - - - 2/4 52/51 60
0200Z - 25/22 25/19 9/4 - - 59/45 111/96
0300Z - - 7/1 - - - 7/1 118/97 56
0400Z - - - - - - 0/0 118/97 60
0500Z - - - - - - 0/0 118/97 60
0600Z 3/2 25/15 41/13 - - - 69/30 187/127 6
0700Z 6/6 12/7 10/7 - - - 28/20 215/147 22
0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 215/147 60
0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 215/147 60
1000Z - 3/2 7/5 2/4 - - 12/11 227/158 49
1100Z - - - 186/41 1/2 - 187/43 414/201
1200Z - - - 25/16 183/41 - 208/57 622/258
1300Z - - - - 263/16 - 263/16 885/274
1400Z - - - 20/9 152/6 1/2 173/17 1058/291
1500Z - - - 11/3 28/23 3/5 42/31 1100/322 20
1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 1100/322 60
1700Z - - - 23/10 35/10 10/9 68/29 1168/351 13
1800Z - - - 23/9 19/21 9/7 51/37 1219/388
1900Z - - - 114/11 13/5 8/3 135/19 1354/407
2000Z - - 9/4 18/11 22/9 22/1 71/25 1425/432 4
2100Z - - - - - - 0/0 1425/432 60
2200Z - - - - - - 0/0 1425/432 60
2300Z - 3/3 11/6 20/10 - - 34/19 1459/451 22
0000Z --+-- 12/2 --+-- 1/1 --+-- --+-- 13/3 1472/454 45
0100Z - - - - - - 0/0 1472/454 60
0200Z - - - - - - 0/0 1472/454 60
0300Z 5/6 32/13 6/2 - - - 43/21 1515/475 19
0400Z 10/6 29/5 32/4 - - - 71/15 1586/490
0500Z 4/2 - 8/2 - - - 12/4 1598/494 38
0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 1598/494 60
0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 1598/494 60
0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 1598/494 60
0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 1598/494 60
1000Z 1/0 - 3/0 4/0 - - 8/0 1606/494 41
1100Z - - 1/2 171/3 4/1 - 176/6 1782/500
1200Z - - - 5/3 234/6 - 239/9 2021/509
1300Z - - - 18/0 129/1 - 147/1 2168/510
1400Z - - - - 43/0 - 43/0 2211/510 22
1500Z - - - 7/1 6/0 3/1 16/2 2227/512 60
1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 3/2 151/1 7/2 161/5 2388/517
1700Z - - - 145/3 4/2 - 149/5 2537/522
1800Z - - - 124/5 5/0 12/8 141/13 2678/535
1900Z - - - 64/0 21/2 26/5 111/7 2789/542
2000Z - - 2/1 10/1 - 12/2 24/4 2813/546 16
2100Z - - 7/1 - 12/0 4/2 23/3 2836/549 60
2200Z - - 2/0 10/3 - - 12/3 2848/552
2300Z 1/0 7/2 8/1 23/2 - - 39/5 2887/557

Total: 33/26 156/83 219/101 1037/154 1325/146 117/47

Most worked countries:

160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total
DL 8 16 149 188 361
EA 1 7 6 49 75 1 139
F 1 11 5 45 66 128
G 2 4 4 76 126 212
I 4 17 80 89 190
PA 6 3 58 51 118
UA 1 4 47 80 132
UR 1 2 21 66 90

Worked on 6 bands:
8P5A CU4DX EF8R HG7T PJ4G PJ4K PZ5K V26B ZF9CW
 
WA2FZB   SOAB(A) HP   829,5142017-10-29 17:39:54
My official debut as a new member of Frankford Radio Club. I set a goal for
myself of 800k points, which I made, but there is always a desire to do better
next year. Next challenge, CW weekend. At least I will have some leftover
turkey to eat while operating that one!

Tony WA2FZB
 
KD2KW   SOABRookie LP   11,3282017-10-29 17:41:10
Wasn't able to operate but a couple hours on Friday night and a hour and half
tonight but had loads of fun making S&P contacts on 15M tonight. Friday was
a tossup on 20M and 40M, but 40M was the only band I found where there were any
stations to amount to anything and low power (100 watts) just didn't cut the
mustard. On 15M at least the low power wasn't that much a hindrance but it
wasn't open Friday night. Didn't work any of the contest Saturday due to
events. I was able to work 16 unique zones and made 71 contacts (mostly SA on
15M).
 
KY7M(@NA7TB)   M/S HP   1,901,2482017-10-29 17:44:25
Thank goodness for 15 meters!!! What a pleasant surprise to have good European
and Asian opening both days on 15. We operated remote using the NA7TB site
with a recently installed tribander for HF to accompany the 160m 8-Circle and
4-Squares on 80, 40, and 20m. Thanks for all the Qs.
 
NF4A   SOAB(A) HP   100,6022017-10-29 17:44:40
Got a few hours of operating in after getting back from our annual vacation to
the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival....100% S&P
 
NV9L(@WB9Z)   M/S HP   4,142,4002017-10-29 17:44:57
Conditions were much better this year versus last year.
 
WW4LL   M/2 HP   5,552,2202017-10-29 17:45:07
I couldn't be more proud of this group of operators who really showed the spirit
of working as a team. I had a family emergency, that required visits to a local
hospital during the contest and everyone stepped up to the plate to cover shifts
when it was necessary. Everyone continued to focus on putting Qs in the log for
the entire 48 hours and there was no slack in the effort.

South America provided most all of our 10 meter Qs and we thank them for being
on that band.

15 meters was very good to us and 40 and 20 was brutal in the battle for real
estate.

Using W3JK antennas exclusively and they continue to be a great performer for
us, all OM Amplifiers and all Flex Radio now. Everyone has gotten pretty well
used to the Flexs and love them.

We are blessed to have the crew that we have and Bryant, KG5HVO has fit right
in with all of us old men. Bryant is an absolutely awesome young man and a
great operator. He is 14 years old and taught all of us a couple of things
this weekend too.

Thanks to everyone for their participation and 73'.....Fred, WW4LL
 
K7XC   SOAB(A) HP   363,9452017-10-29 17:48:33
Started this one just to keep in practice on a SSB contest as my
station needs better conditions to be competitive. With a flux of
only 75 my expectations were fairly low. Fri nite began with
moderate conditions as there were no solar storms degrading
things. As time passed it was clear this would be one of those
events where "He who keeps his butt in the chair and grinds it out
will win" 15M was open to ASIA at the beginning. Within Minutes I
found VK9CI calling CQ unanswered and snagged him fairly easily
which brightened my day considerably. If it wasn't for the local
power line noise I would have done much better on the low bands.
I Went to bed around 2AM & didn't get back to the radio until Sat
afternoon. Both 15 & 20 were doing well with loud Asians rolling
in mixed w/the usual Caribbean/SA suspects holding forth. I Went
to bed around 10PM to chase the Morning path to EU on 20M which
was not great but certainly workable with some repeats of info.
Worked a 4S7 on 20M Long-path which really made me smile as its
been many years since that has happened! The best surprise of the
weekend was when 10M opened mid afternoon to SA and later the S
PAC! Worked the band hard looking for every Mult/Q I could find.
Only tried to run stations a couple of times with limited success
so almost all of the weekend was Hunt and Pounce. All in all I am
happy with the results of almost 500 Qs and several new ones on
various bands. Used An old IC-746 driving a AL-80B to 800W or so.
All Antennas Home-brew.
160M Inv L @ 30'
80M/40M Fan Inv Vee @ 38'
20M 3 ele Mono-bander @ 43'
15M 3 ele Mono-bander @ 30'
10M 4 ele Mono-bander @ 25'

See you next in SS CW!

73s de Tim - K7XC - DM09jh... sk

PS: Kudos to those still recovering from the Hurricane season and managed to
still be QRV, Thank You!
 
AA1K   SOAB HP   3,846,5132017-10-29 17:48:33
As soon as I sat at the radio after my 3-hour nap Saturday night, the power went
out in house and surrounding area for about 20 minutes. No other breakdowns.
 
K4JJ(W4QO)   M/S LP   38,8412017-10-29 17:48:48
I did this to introduce non-hams to amateur radio. They seemed excited!
TS940 + Yagi@60 feet de Jim/W4QO
 
N7IR   SOAB LP   460,0102017-10-29 17:48:52
Having 10 meters open on Sunday afternoon was a good thing! Almost exactly the
same number of contacts as last year but more points and mults - equals higher
score.

Thanks for the contacts and your patience.

73
Gary, N7IR
 
N5JJ   SOSB/20 LP   81,8322017-10-29 17:49:21
Casual operation. Checking out new rig, computer, and n1mm log. Had a great
time and happy with station. Tough to work 20 meters with amp turned off.
Will be ready for cw contest. Where was VK??
 
VE3RUA   SOABClassic LP   69,4452017-10-29 17:50:11
Late start because a winter storm stopped us from getting up to Kenora on
Thursday or Friday plus the area had power outages. 20 was unbelievably crowded
but 15 made up for that and a short opening on 10 Sunday afternoon was a welcome
treat.

No tribander/tower here yet so I had to settle for the tribander driven element
and a G5RV. The G5RV failed sometime early Sunday morning so I had no 40 meters
for the last 2 hours of the contest. I'm confident that cost me several
thousand points.

The hillside location, with an excellent takeoff angle from about 45 to 270
degrees azimuth, makes working EU pretty easy. I was astonished by the number
of countries worked with the TS-590S barefoot (54 different DXCC entities). I
do not like SSB contests but this was a decent experience.
 
K4AKK   SOAB(A)Rookie HP   366,9802017-10-29 17:50:23
Licensed July 2017
 
KD5UVV   SOABClassic HP   147,9002017-10-29 17:51:44
Ten Tec Orion, THP HL-1.5KFX running between 700 to 1000 watts depending on
bands. To a 146' End Fed Wire.
 
KB3Z   SOAB(A) HP   708,9842017-10-29 17:52:46
Band conditions seemed to be rather rough on Friday Night. But Saturday and
Sunday were great. Compared to last year I scored 87% higher and had 43% more
qso's. I am very happy with that. Anxious to see how I do with the CW portion
of the contest.
 
AB4B   SOSB(A)/80 LP   28,5752017-10-29 17:54:22
Storms cut short my starting effort Fri evening(1.5 hr). Got back to band on
Sat
with fair results. Sun afternoon band came alive and was able to put
more mults in the log the likes of A73A and ES9C .Lots of activity all in all.
EQPT: Ten Tec Orion and full size 1/4 W spaced 4 sqr
1st time in the LP class though it's a challenge on phone however pretty
rewarding
all in all. TNX fer the Q's and putting up with my weak sigs.
73 Tim , AB4B
Roll Tide
 
N6RV   SOAB LP   502,5572017-10-29 17:55:03
Started slow and then took off.. on Sunday. Tough pull with only 100 watts. Sure
glad 10 meters opened. Great to catch VK9CZ on 20 right at the end of the
contest.

See everyone in the CW contest!

Flex 5000A
DB-18E @ 81 feet
Writelog
 
VE3RZ   SOAB(A) HP   1,186,3602017-10-29 17:55:16
Thanks for all the Qs, for a phone contest it was fun...
 
WA6KHK   SOAB(A) HP   183,5822017-10-29 17:56:15
My great grand son was born on Sunday !! Still finished the contest..hihi. I
was a wreck...on again and off again until I got the word to head over to the
hospital!!! I think the CW contest should go a little smoother! hihi.
 
EF8R   M/S HP   33,552,1002017-10-29 17:56:38
New station. New experience. Same fun.
 
KØTT   SOSB/80 HP   15,0082017-10-29 18:00:16
Rig: IC-765 + TL-922A
Antenna: 4-square
 
VE3VN   SOAB LP   348,1172017-10-29 18:01:44
Part time only since I have little in the way of antennas for the moment as I
put them onto my new tower. In fact I trammed one up during the contest while
the weather held fair. I expect to be better equipped for the CW weekend.
 
W4LT   SOAB(A)Classic HP   239,5822017-10-29 18:04:00
K-Line at 650w
A3s @40 ft, 2 half waves in phase @38ft, MonoGAP 40 @6 inches, W6LVP Receive
loop for 40 and 80m

Not enough time for this one, off air all day Saturday visiting my son in
Gainesville FL. Some fun EU on Sunday Morning with a 190/hr run on 20 meters.
It is good to be Fresh Meat on the last day! Decent conditions! Even 10 Meters
made an apearance, mostly South American and Caribbean stations. The receive
loop made the difference between hearing and not hearing on the low bands, it
is a GODSEND for this extremely noisy QTH. I have been noticing my reveiver
getting noiser and noisier... Found a WalWart on a camera blasting buzzing QRM
all over the place with my trusty transistor radio... QRM fixed.. For now...
Neighbor installing same system as I am... <sigh> I hate Chinese Wall
Warts!

73 and thanks for the points!

Lu - W4LT
 
K4ZW   SOSB/80 HP   133,5662017-10-29 18:05:15
I was planning to be in Congo (TN) for this one but about a month, ago it was
clear the project was going to be delayed and I would be home. Didn't really
have any options for a single op all band. I don't have high band antennas at
the home QTH.

Friday night was better than Saturday but still kind of a slog overall. Lots
of Caribbean mults missing, for obvious reasons. Thankfully only one very
minor spat with a 75 meter "agitator." .

Elecraft K3
Alpha 87A
TX Antenna - 8 circle vertical array - 1/4 wave elements
RX Antenna - 8 circle Hi-Z
 
K6MM   SOAB(A) HP   156,0322017-10-29 18:08:14
Primary S&P effort for several hours over the weekend. Good activity
worldwide. Nice to see 10M open. Thanks for the Qs. 73, John, K6MM
 
KC4TEO   SOABClassic LP   169,0742017-10-29 18:08:24
K3S, A3S tribander, wires, beverage. Panadapter support using SDRPlay and
HDSDR. Glad to see some 10M activity.
 
K7ABV   SOAB HP   265,3702017-10-29 18:08:26
was an interesting test, 10 meters opened to SA Sunday afternoon for a few hours
, and I grabbed as much as I could in a few hours...I found 20 a mad house
Saturday, 2 and 3 stations calling cq on top of each other, so 15 meters was a
nice escape...didn't call cq, only S and P again..I enjoy the test more that
way I guess..60 years of contests this year, still enjoy making some q's, even
if I don't win a thing, which happens most of the time hi..hope to get a few
hours on CW in a month..but, I see road blocks ahead..we shall see...
 
N2MM   SOAB(A) HP   2,901,5282017-10-29 18:11:32
Bad head cold, deep chest congestion, pulled chest muscle from coughing after
every qso. No equipment failures, just operator failure...lol
 
N6WS   SOAB(A) HP   181,8322017-10-29 18:13:53
Rig: Yaesu FTDX-5000, 2K-FA
Ant: SteppIR @ 54 ft.
 
N4GG   SOAB HP   466,6132017-10-29 18:15:22
All casual S&P. Condx sounded decent, the high bands were excellent to the
West after sundown. All new antennas here - still in tuning and shakedown
mode. Most are an improvement over the past.
FTdx5000, FT1000MP, 2 X ACOM 2000A, WRITELOG, wires in the woods...

73
Hal N4GG
 
OE1HHB   SOAB LP   400,7252017-10-29 18:17:22
Last year I got 350k in this category, so I set my goal to 400k which I reached
close. Propagation was much better compared to last year and good too compared
to the last weeks for my impression. Difficult for me as balcony antenna
station was the wind conditions we had during almost all of the weekend with
peaks reaching 100 km/h which reduced my wanted operating time and also the
antenna capabilites during operation.

Used a Kenwood TS590SG with a Heil Headset and N1MM as logger.
Antennas used: Chameleon Hybrid-Mini plus MFJ telescop up to 5 m vertical
(sometimes just 2m) for 80 to 10 m, Chameleon Hybrid-Mini plus 19 m wire
vertical "down the balcony" for 160 - 40 m, a 2 m long 80 m mobile
antenna from MFJ during evening with strong wind for some time, 5 m long MFJ
telescop with MFJ-67 coil for 40 m. All antennas were mounted on my 6th floor
corner balcony in an urban enviroment.

I was very happy to get VK9CZ on 10 m as new DXCC and 7 new bandslots.

Thanks for all QSOs, it was a big fun here - see you again next year!
 
VE3CV   SOAB LP   220,8302017-10-29 18:19:25
Friday night was tough with rain storm noise and no EU sunrise boost. Got my 3
temporary 600ft Beverages (330, 45, 90 deg) up before the CQWWSSB for first
time and they were useful, but still 160m was disappointing. Not a band for
SSB.
Lots of activity and fun as usual, but had to go out of town for Sunday so just
a hour or so of mad mult hunting and a great 10m opening late both days.
Thanks for the Qs and see you in the CQWWCW next month.
73 Jeff VE3CV

100W from FT-1000MP
3 Beverages and 2 Bogs for RX
80m doublet at 50ft apex used as top loaded vertical for 160m plus radials.
5 band Hexxbeam at 45ft
GAP DX Voyager vertical for 40 and 80m.
 
W4KW   SOABClassic HP   610,0372017-10-29 18:20:52
Started off with JT5DX, B9K & KH6LC.(1,2&3). Conditions and
participation were better than I had expected. Both afternoons provided a fair
opening on 10 Meters.
Heard a few TCG Folks.
Thanks to all for the contacts and comments.
73's
Bert
W4KW
 
K7ZS   M/2 HP   1,476,6442017-10-29 18:21:25
Propagation better than feared with the High Speed Stream trashing the bands
earlier in the week.

Thanks to the faithful that spend their weekends helping the effort. Jim KI7Y
for being here bell to bell as always, keeping us company in the slow night
hours, Mark W7ZB (who was responsible for opening 15m to JA for the last 2
hours of the contest!), Serge KN7K to masterfully worked 20m to EU on Saturday,
Hank KR7X and Andy KE7AUB, the 40m specialist to JA spend 2 nights without his
just reward)

Some excitement right before the contest with an antenna mystery, but did a
MacGyver workaround and then everything went smoothly for the entire weekend.

15m band really shone this weekend, upper bands much better than last year and
a much improved score for us, low bands a big disappointment ...

73 Kevin K7ZS
 
VE3BR   SOAB HP   180,4962017-10-29 18:21:35
Radio: Ten-Tec Orion + AL-80B @ ~700 W
Antenna: DX-Eng 80/40 Thunderbolt 55ft Dual Band Vertical
Software: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6858.0
 
N4FY   SOAB(A) HP   539,4482017-10-29 18:21:53
Conditions were better than I expected, with a nice 10 meter opening Sunday
afternoon. The bad news was a hanging limb from Irma came down and took out my
160 meter inv V Saturday afternoon. Wish I could get my tree guy to answer the
phone!
 
W7RN(K5RC)   SOAB HP   287,9202017-10-29 18:22:08
Do not know what possessed me to operate unassisted. Some QSO's took more than a
minute to get the DX call correct. Good conditions yield nonstop QRM and DX
stations that do not enunciate their phonetics.

Hats off to you Phone gurus. Don't know how you can stand the mental anguish

Did get a chance to flex our muscles with the 3 el 80 and the 4/4 stack on 40.
That was a hoot busting pileups and running Asia.
 
VA3PCJ   SOSB/15 QRP   3,2762017-10-29 18:22:18
Rig: Icom 703+ @ 5W. Ant.: Endfed Vert. wire @ ~50 Ft. w/RT-100 (remote).
Nice after so long to be able to profit from a partial opening in the 15m band.
 
WØRIC   M/S HP   1,663,8722017-10-29 18:25:15
Huge thanks to John, W4IX & Mike, W6RW for picking up the slack AND doing an
amazing job due to XYL Kim, (Kilo India Mic) being in the hospital/ICU. Can't
remember how many trips I made back and forth to the hospital over the weekend.


I was so concerned for her as well as making sure Mike and John ate well again
this year it made for a stressful, non-sleep weekend.

The station lost the N1MM+ audio files on Saturday. Not sure how but we managed
to recover using the actual WAV files that would not reload into N1MM+. We used
the files on the desktop then had to click into N1MM to log. Made for some
extreme focus and outstanding skill on Mike & John's operating ability.

2 radios failed as well so we went to the trusty old back-up radio. Great
recovery with little down time.

Looking forward to Kim's speedy recovery and THE NEXT CONTEST!

73
Rick
W0RIC
 
VA3DF   SOAB(A) LP   2,001,6002017-10-29 18:25:50
Had to really push hard to get this sucker over the 2 Million mark but made it
with 5 minutes to spare! After that I shut the radio off and began a massive
celebration!!!!!

As usual it's a jungle out there...

73,

Doug
VA3DF
 
KØUK   SOAB(A)Classic HP   53,3822017-10-29 18:27:37
Short but sweet when I was on. PTL God Bless bill K0UK
 
AG7AA   SOSB/20 LP   6,6002017-10-29 18:29:34
Thanks to DX for working hard to hear those of us LP stations that are antenna
challenged.
 
K4OV   SOAB HP   1,056,2922017-10-29 18:32:12
Mostly S&P with a few brief runs.
 
W9RE   SOAB HP   4,184,3042017-10-29 18:34:44
Started off real slow and the being in the Black Hole was obvious because even
with a big stack on 40 I had trouble working stations. Got better as time when
on and even ran a handful of JA's on 15 at the end.
 
N4QH   SOSB(A)/40Classic LP   56,7062017-10-29 18:39:24
The activity from Europe and European Russia was awesome. I wanted to see how my
new FT991A would perform in a contest situation--Perfect!
 
N4BCD   SOAB(A) HP   107,7242017-10-29 18:39:47
A few hours here and there throughout the weekend. Thanks for the Q's. Mark
 
ZF9CW(K5GO)   SOAB HP   6,794,8682017-10-29 18:40:16
We will be here until December 11, and I will work a couple more contests during
this trip. Will have some fun on 160 over the next month or so.

I can only remember one other time I worked SOAB high power nearly full time on
phone and that was an ARRL Contest many years ago from Arkansas. This time I
only slept 2.5 hours. i was in and out about six times for 15-30 minutes at a
time to deal with wind related antenna problems. The waves and wind got
progressively bigger throughout the weekend.

Glad 10m opened up enough Sunday that I could work USA for a couple hours. Was
worried after the first day that I would have zero contacts in zones 3,4,5.

OK, now for a good sleep.

73... Stan, ZF9CW
 
W7VJ   M/S HP   325,0352017-10-29 18:43:25
A perfect combination of issues and anticipated challenging conditions made this
effort exceptionally limited. As it is, we were amazed to on the one hand end
up with a worked all Spain contest on 15 Sunday local time, and yet virtually
nothing from Asia. Runs were effectively impossible. We look to EU and the
East Coast with awe as the can keep running each other endlessly.
 
W1SRD   SOAB(A) HP   245,9442017-10-29 18:43:26
Conditions were very quiet on low bands. Nice 10m openings. Spent more time than
planned - all S&P.
73,
W1SRD
 
K1RX   SOAB(A)Classic HP   831,7922017-10-29 18:45:11
From the new downsized QTH (retirement)at the early stages of the station
build.

Put up an 80 ft. tower, installed a 5 el. 15 M yagi at 90 ft with rotor, then
last minute put up the A3S tribander at 35 ft. pointed south.

Previous to this, did have a single 80 M vertical with only 4 radials, 40 M
dipole at 45 ft, and nothing more.

Early results on 15 are very encouraging. Had many fantastic runs, knew the
signal was loud which translates to fun. Was surprised to work as much as I
did on the tribander pointed south (20 and 10 M operation here). KH6, EU, KL7
and of course SA (this simple tribander was fun to use, busting through pileups
like the old days!

The 80 and 40 scores came Saturday AM for about an hour before 15 opened.

Spent most of my time at WX1S having some fun using a very nice station (Thanks
Fred).

Expect to see scores rise as I add more copper and aluminum. Nothing like the
last QTH (think downsize) with multiple towers, and 16 yagis, etc.

Was very pleased to see very low noise on all the bands while only being a mile
from the downtown city area. Did find a noise source - the laptop I was used
generated some low level noise on some of the bands.

Great hearing old friends again, always a pleasure to say hello at rates that
translate to 90 mph

73, Mark, K1RX
 
K4VBM   SOAB LP   24,5342017-10-29 18:47:30
My best score ever. Great fun!
 
W6TCP   SOAB LP   842017-10-29 18:48:29
Too many honey do's managed to grab a few mins when the XYL was showering!

Next year, I will prebook time :)
 
W1HIS   M/S HP   899,3672017-10-29 18:48:53
One antenna for all bands: wire, 70 ft (21m) long and 30 ft (9m) high.
 
N4PN   SOSB/20 HP   543,5342017-10-29 18:50:09
Forget about sun-spots -- bands always come to life during the CQWW Test.
Lots of great DX from all over the world on 20m. Sure the other bands
came to life also...
Thanks to all who made it just great!
Was able to hold one freq. on the lower end of 20m around all the big guns on
Sunday for over 2 hours....what a blast!
73, Paul, N4PN

FTdx5000
AL-1200
TH-5 @ 70
Logging w/Win-Test
 
N6AR   SOAB(A) HP   1,284,8562017-10-29 18:50:59
Lost all antennas during Irma. Just got them back up the day of the contest, so
had some "infant mortality" issues. Irma left a horrible power line
noise condition as well. But it was fun getting back on after almost 2 months.
 
N2VW   SOAB(A) HP   604,0952017-10-29 18:51:51
The above 160 QSOs box won't accept an entry?? Only 2 Q's on 160. Found the
reason for odd behavior of 160 was caused by part of inverted L getting
grounded somehow.Was OK on Friday. Thank you Murphy.
 
N6WIN   SOAB(A) HP   435,0002017-10-29 18:54:29
Had a great time figuring out what this station could do and what was needed to
be repaired/upgraded. Happy to hand out the QSO's to those who worked so hard
at being successful!

73,

Tim / N6WIN.

Operating equipment:

2x Elecraft K3
LM354HD 54' Tower
Force 12 C31XR Cushcraft
XM240
80m inverted-v
160m inverted-L
Win-Test latest version
 
N7AT(@K8IA/N7RQ)   M/2 HP   2,823,4942017-10-29 18:55:09
A bit of futility and a lot of fun as well.

Lost 160m within the first half hour of operating there. A strange RF feedback
problem into the K3 audio circuit curtailed anything on topband but a few q's.
Nothing experienced like this in the 9 years of doing M/2 here. Tried a bunch
of fixes but no joy. Fun troubleshooting ahead.

This wasn't the usual M/2 we have come to expect. There was only a small amount
of time where two bands were truly productively run-able. But we can't expect
much with the deteriorating cycle.

15m was the big surprise though. Before the contest, there was no way we
predicted we would have over 1100 qso's. there. Exciting.

Some highlights;

1)Unusually fine meals by xyl Sandy N7RQ, as well as two solid 15m op shifts
too.

2) Listening to Dave K2SS run 40m JA's in Japanese brought back great memories
when I met him 40 years ago. He was doing the same at the large MM's at both
N2AA/K2GL and W2PV.

3)Mike KC7V hasn't lost his touch for digging deep and running hard. Always a
pleasure to operate with him. Great runs into Eu and JA on 40 thru 15m bands.

4) Our "younger blood", Andy NY7N shows improvement every contest and
probably had the best rate hour of the group for his 15m Eu runs both Saturday
and Sunday. Fast talking and accurate dude. Great to have him involved in our
ssb M/2 efforts

5) Me? I am a serviceable ssb op but realize that cw is really my deal. I do my
modest ssb shifts and try to stay out of the way of these ssb pros. It works.



73, Bob K8IA
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
 
WA3EKL   M/2 HP   2,517,7622017-10-29 18:55:28
From the WA3EKL contest crew. Special thanks to the OPERATOR crews at V26B and
the crew at PJ4Q who we swept on all six bands. It was an interesting contest
with only one amp failure which was replaced in less than three minutes. The
older hard core operators took great joy with many smiles tutoring the younger
newer operators including our newest 10 year old fourth grader KC3IZX-MASON
who can now run stations with the best of us. Our YL operators are doing an
outstanding job both running and S&P. It was a pleasant surprise to find
160 M reasonably quiet on Friday night and to find 10 M open on Sunday
afternoon. The food was delicious as usual. See you in the pileups.


73 all

SEE YOU IN THE NEXT ONE..........
 
K3TUF   SOAB(A) LP   122,0562017-10-29 18:58:58
No amp, so had to run LP. Tune up for CW. Lots of work to do. Great bands this
time, wish I had more time.
73,
Phil K3TUF
 
PY3KN   SOAB(A) LP   247,0272017-10-29 19:00:11
FT-1000 MK5 Field, vertical 5/8 10m band, wire dipole 40/80m and 7ele beam for
15/20m band, but antenna that is not working for transmission, only for
reception.
 
K4QR   SOSB/20Classic LP   7,0002017-10-29 19:00:23
Total Score = QSO Points X Multipliers = 140 QSOpoints X (16+34) = 140 x 50 =
7000;
 
KS2G   SOAB(A) LP   48,7032017-10-29 19:00:49
Limited time sporadic effort.
 
NK8Q(@W3YA)   SOAB HP   1,423,2212017-10-29 19:01:38
I usually QRP, but for maximum points for FRC decided to QRO instead. I also
prefer CW to Phone, but as I can't operate the CW contest this year I opted for
Phone (and my XYL was away, so I could play!). Friday evening seemed like I was
operating QRP, but conditions were still improving from the geomagnetic storm.
Anyway, lots of S&P with decent rates for doing that. Had some reasonable
runs as well once I found a frequency.

I think this is likely the highest score I've ever had. Of course, I don't
ever remember putting in as much time with a contest like this before, either!
BUTT IN CHAIR! It was a rush seeing my score go over 1M! I had a few
distractions and could have spent more time operating, so I know I could have
done better, though. Still, I have no complaints, it was fun.
 
K1KI   M/M HP   4,820,8162017-10-29 19:02:14
Two people sharing one operating position. KM1P 30 hours, K1KI 18 night time
hours.

Nice to have no thunderstorms or solar storms! Can't wait for the CW weekend!

73 Tom/K1KI
 
NN4RB   SOABClassic LP   4,3702017-10-29 19:05:58
I started the contest about 26 minutes in. After 1 hour I had worked 5
stations. I was not heard. I never got into this contest because I was not
heard.

NN4RB
 
N4IJ   SOSB/20 LP   194,5002017-10-29 19:08:15
TT OMNI 6+
2 element yagi @ 60ft
 
N8FYL   SOAB(A) LP   9,0882017-10-29 19:09:00
Tried some operating on Friday evening and Saturday ~1500-1630z. Only 3
stations seemed be be able to hear me. No clue why my station was not
performing. Got on Sunday and still struggled. A loud station said my signal
was weak. I increased my mic gain a tad (looks to me like too much based on
the ALC metering) but then was able to have some relative success! On the
positive note, I doubled my QSO count from last year!
 
VK2CZ   SOSB/10 LP   1,8042017-10-29 19:14:12
Band was open from 23utc to 1200utc each day.. but really a major absence of
stations.. combined with pretty high path attenuation figured mean't limited
opportunities for some 33 degrees south... Oh to be near the Equator..
Worked zone 15,16,23,24,25,26,27,28,30,31 and 32..
Regards David Burger VK2CZ
 
N5AW   SOABClassic HP   1,399,3522017-10-29 19:15:44
Long time contester but a newbie to the high power world. My only previous high
power DX contest entry was in ARRL Phone, Found out then that I have a lot to
learn! Still have only one amp and really wasn't prepared to spend 40+ hours in
the chair anyway so decided to give the "Classic" category a shot.
Picking which 24 hours to operate is critical to optimizing your score. If I
had it to do over again I would do it much differently. Burned too much time on
the low bands, especially on the second night. At least I did accomplish my goal
of beating last year's low power score when I operated 38 hours. Undecided as to
whether I'll do the Classic mode on CW.

Unfortunately I also had a pretty serious line noise problem that must have
started just before the contest. It was not too bad to the NE(Europe) but bad
to the NW(JA) and SE(South America) and awful (S9) to the west (Oceania). It
was actually a lot worse on my beverages than the transmit antennas - in fact
it made them worthless on 80 and 160. I started a JA run Saturday on 15 but had
so many callers I could not pull out of the noise that I decided I didn't want
to be an alligator and resorted to S&P. I did have some nice European runs
on 15 both mornings but they only lasted about an hour and a half. Line noise
was a bit of a factor but not as bad as it was to JA. Need to get this fixed
before the CW weekend! Think I located it on a pole not far from the house -
now to get the power company out.

Marv N5AW
 
N4PSE   SOAB(A) HP   691,1692017-10-29 19:16:04
First time contesting from our vacation home in NC mountains. All wire
antennas:

160M 1/4 wave Inv L- top at 45 ft; fed against 2 elevated radials
80M OCF dipole @ 50ft - used 80,40,20 & 10M
20M Half Square at 40 ft.- aimed at Europe- this one is a "keeper"
15 M vertical dipole; bottom is 15 feet off ground; hung from a tree!
All of these are hidden in the woods adjoining our home.

Rig: FTDX 3000, AL 80B amp- run at approx. 600W; N3FJP software

Goal was to have fun and try to work DXCC in a weekend - I did- 101 countries.

Overall I was pleased with my results given no beam- lousy operator and all
S&P; next summer I will add more half squares for 40, 15 and 10! They seem
to work well and are easy to install if you have lots of trees.
 
W2GPS   SOAB HP   719,2222017-10-29 19:20:42
Rig: Elecraft K3, P3, AL-1500
Antennas: SteppIR DB-18 @ 70 feet
80M half sloper, 70 dipole
80M dipole, 70 dipole
160 meter "W3ZZ" antenna.
Hi-Z 3-element steerable vertical Rx array
 
KE8FT   SOABClassic LP   44,7602017-10-29 19:25:42
Limited effort. All S&P. I really need a better antenna for the higher
bands: with the present conditions the slanted Delta does not work anymore!
 
KØOU   SOAB(A) HP   550,2812017-10-29 19:25:47
Running an IC775DSP es ALPHA 374A (about 800 w) to a c4sxl at 65' an 80 m dipole
at 62 ft and a 160 m inv L. Slept both nights and took off Sat night to watch
tv with wife, so with meals and short breaks I managed about 29 hours in the
contest, which amazed me since no one was sending CW.. Friday evening sucked,
Saturday was hard work, and Sunday was fun. Thanks to all for the Q's and C U
all in SS coming up and CQWW CW at the end of the month.
 
K2LE(@K2LE/1)   M/2 HP   5,908,5222017-10-29 19:26:00
a Shakedown cruise for CQWW CW...

Andy
 
KA6BIM   SOSB(A)/20 HP   23,6882017-10-29 19:31:03
Extremely limited effort. Came down with bad cold and could hardly breath much
less call cq. Got on just a few hours on Sunday afternoon answering q's Sorry
if you had a hard time copying my scratchy voice
 
VE4VT   SOAB(A) HP   1,478,9922017-10-29 19:31:14
Very frustrating outing. Murphy struck on Friday night when the 80/160m antenna
feedline at the top of the tower was open. I had checked everything the day
before but guess the strong winds last week are to blame. Took an hour off
Saturday afternoon to climb the tower and repair the feedline. Doing this in
-3C weather with a good breeze blowing is not much fun.

Propagation improved Sunday over Saturday on the high bands. On Saturday there
was a very weak opening to deep South America on 10m. Sunday was much better
with very strong zone 12/13 and a few weak zone 8 stations.

The opening to Europe on 15m was much better Sunday than Saturday.

Saw a very nice Europe sunrise bump in propagation on 40/80 on Sunday morning.
Not as noticeable on Saturday.

Living on a suburban postage stamp lot with limited space for antennas coupled
with the high noise level, means the low bands are a big challenge from this
QTH.

Asia was weak on all bands and it was a struggle to work any zone 24-28
stations. Best propagation to Asia on 40m was about two hours after local
sunrise.

Difficult to find a run frequency on any band (except 10m).

Hope to see all the NA stations in sweepstakes!

Ed
VE4VT
 
KU2C   SOAB(A) HP   1,283,0042017-10-29 19:34:49
Thanks for the QSO's! Glad there are months before ARRL DX SSB !!
 
VE3UTT   SOSB(A)/15 HP   586,8002017-10-29 19:35:15
Remote K3 / Optibeam. Didn't have much time so went SB. Remote worked
perfectly this contest. Conditions were marginal with no real opening to JA /
BA / HL / UA0.

Hope all had fun.
 
V26B   M/M HP   16,361,6532017-10-29 19:36:29
25th consecutive CQWW SSB from V26B. The station was spared any damage from
this year's hurricanes, we were very lucky. Other stations in the Caribbean
were not so lucky and we hope they rebuild soon!
 
G3TXF   SOSB(A)/40 HP   400,4902017-10-29 19:38:16
Did single-band 40m (assisted) using a rotary dipole at about 75ft. The antenna
was installed specially for the CQWW SSB weekend, on the day before.

There were two major breaks in the operation.

One was a five hour gap on the Saturday morning as I had to go out to wind down
the tower and dismantle the antenna in order to find out why there were
mysterious "dodgy contact" problems somewhere in the coax/antenna!

Precious contesting time was spent/wasted fixing the antenna (as well a
re-making two less than perfect coax connectors!).

The second significant period of down time was a much needed four hour sleep on
Saturday evening. Other than that most of the time was operating.

Operating "40m SSB", with so many stations trying to cram themselves
into such a small amount of spectrum space, is, at times, not much fun on the
ears!

73 - Nigel G3TXF
 
P33W(LZ2HM)   SOAB(A) HP   14,751,7202017-10-29 19:39:47
Murphy visited all weekend with very strong tunderstorms , rains and
winds...effected on antennas and switches ...propagation in Saturday was better
regarding noisy Sunday ...160m was deeply close from local Radars activity and
lightings ...and temperature of water in the sea going down too :)
Thanks to everyone that calling me and make a live better from outside ...
Have a nice relax
Cuagn in cqww cw from 6Y0W

73! Andy LZ2HM/5B4AMX
 
WB6JJJ   SOAB HP   32,9002017-10-29 19:44:23
Just a few minutes Friday evening and Saturday evening (I had a bad cold and 40
& 80 were not productive so I went to bed). Sunday afternoon was a lot
more fun on 10 and 15 Meters. Lots of the Americas and Pacific stations this
afternoon. It was great to see 10 and 15 open. I missed the European crowd
while trying to work around the ranch.
Thanks for the Qs.
Bill
 
J68GD(K9AW)   SOABClassic HP   1,055,7362017-10-29 19:45:08
Thanks for the QSO's. 73 !!
 
KØSIX   SOAB HP   31,4112017-10-29 19:45:51
Only a few hours to play radio during a busy weekend.
73, Vince
K0SIX
 
N2NS   SOSB(A)/15 HP   30,2642017-10-29 19:46:41
Vy part time.
 
K8AZ   M/S HP   4,785,5642017-10-29 19:47:29
We had fun, despite generally disappointing conditions - except for 15m which
was surprisingly good.

Congratulations to K5TR and others who beat us.

73,
Tom, K8AZ
 
K3LR   M/M HP   20,159,9842017-10-29 19:49:50
Congratulations to all of the teams around the world that had fun this weekend
in the CQWW Phone Multi Multi category. We had lots of fun at K3LR - the very
best part is being with good friends in the K3LR shack and talking to our radio
friends all over the world. 48 hours of pure magic that never ever gets old.
Special congratulations to the W3LPL team. They did well considering the
challenging conditions and the operators that had to cancel at the last minute.
It is great to have this close competition never knowing who will finish on top.
Thanks to ALL of the operators at K3LR for special moments - new stories and
making memories that last a life time with our friends. Propagation was not the
best, but 10 meters hung in there with N3GJ finding rare openings on skew and
bent paths. 10 meter band mate LU7DW was always chasing down multipliers on the
second station and running LUs and PYs. The 15 meter team of K3UA and N6MJ
really stayed busy with amazing rates both days. The 339 and 335 hours back to
back on Saturday morning is pretty amazing stuff! Incredible given where we are
in the sunspot cycle. 20 meters was amazing. K1AR, N2NT and N3SD were busy for
all 48 hours - what a team! Hours of 204, 244 and 208 " all in a row! 40
meters was much harder this year but KL9A, W2RQ and K3LA never gave up - good
job by these veteran contestmen with a great opening hour of 156! 80 meters
with N5UM and AA4WJ worked very well " lots of digging. N2NC did his
usual job of working through tough conditions on the topband to find lots of
multipliers and over 500 QSOs! Way to go John! Glad to have Sal, WM2H back with
us for the WW " awesome Chef SAL. Thanks to Dave, W9PA for all of the
hard work he does to get us ready for the contest events. We could not do it
without W9PA. Also thanks to Bob, N6TV for his help. Greg, W8WWV and Tim, W3YQ
both spent long days here at K3LR over the summer helping with various antenna
and shack projects. Big thanks guys! Thanks to K3LEA for helping keep us
organized. You can see the K3LR station layout here: http://www.k3lr.com click
on HARDWARE. In a few weeks we will post our CQWW Phone 2017 photos on the
CONTEST PHOTOS area on the K3LR web site. Hope to hear you on the air for the
CQWW CW DX Contest in November!

From all of us at the K3LR TEAM Very 73,

Tim K3LR

BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO ZONES COUNTRIES OPERATORS

160 543 456 0.84 18 59 N2NC
80 818 1997 2.44 27 102 N5UM + AA4WJ + K3LR
40 2099 5093 2.43 36 135 KL9A + W2RQ + K3LA
20 2852 7919 2.78 39 156 N2NT + K1AR + N3SD
15 2947 8034 2.73 33 146 K3UA + N6MJ
10 372 967 2.60 21 52 N3GJ + LU7DW + WM2H
---------------------------------------------------

Totals 9631 24466 2.54 174 650 => 20,159,984

Continent Statistics

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent

North America 462 291 595 351 393 77 2169 21.9
South America 16 36 90 149 228 272 791 8.0
Europe 62 486 1247 2132 2220 9 6156 62.2
Asia 2 9 64 222 81 0 378 3.8
Africa 6 11 49 41 56 12 175 1.8
Oceania 4 18 119 35 43 5 224 2.3

BREAKDOWN QSO/mults K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT

0 43/10 28/22 156/70 78/38 5/8 1/2 311/150 311/150
1 45/5 31/14 112/27 24/4 . . 212/50 523/200
2 33/6 40/19 115/9 11/3 . . 199/37 722/237
3 16/8 38/16 43/8 11/0 1/2 . 109/34 831/271
4 39/12 69/5 64/5 6/0 . . 178/22 1009/293
5 29/10 67/7 69/9 . . . 165/26 1174/319
6 34/6 72/7 65/1 1/0 . . 172/14 1346/333
7 13/4 28/6 86/6 3/6 . . 130/22 1476/355
8 7/0 14/6 67/9 3/2 ..... ..... 91/17 1567/372
9 14/0 11/3 43/2 4/2 . . 72/7 1639/379
10 16/2 7/1 54/3 17/11 1/2 . 95/19 1734/398
11 18/2 11/3 55/0 204/35 44/31 . 332/71 2066/469
12 . 5/2 27/1 244/20 180/59 . 456/82 2522/551
13 . 8/0 18/0 208/20 339/14 . 573/34 3095/585
14 . 7/0 6/0 158/7 335/9 . 506/16 3601/601
15 . 6/0 11/0 110/4 231/3 18/17 376/24 3977/625
16 ..... 3/0 17/0 136/5 192/10 22/7 370/22 4347/647
17 . 7/0 15/0 125/6 152/2 28/5 327/13 4674/660
18 . 6/0 22/0 130/8 105/6 32/6 295/20 4969/680
19 . 2/0 31/0 153/7 92/10 34/4 312/21 5281/701
20 . 5/0 33/0 67/3 67/2 60/0 232/5 5513/706
21 . 9/0 65/1 59/1 66/5 12/2 211/9 5724/715
22 7/0 4/1 83/2 64/2 35/0 . 193/5 5917/720
23 30/0 12/3 32/1 63/1 7/0 . 144/5 6061/725
0 26/1 15/1 30/1 6/0 1/1 ..... 78/4 6139/729
1 19/0 10/2 26/1 . . . 55/3 6194/732
2 16/0 19/1 19/0 2/0 . . 56/1 6250/733
3 28/1 29/1 17/1 . . . 74/3 6324/736
4 15/2 29/0 21/0 . . . 65/2 6389/738
5 14/1 56/2 66/0 1/0 . . 137/3 6526/741
6 12/2 38/0 96/1 . . . 146/3 6672/744
7 9/0 35/0 70/0 . . . 114/0 6786/744
8 2/1 7/0 48/1 1/1 ..... ..... 58/3 6844/747
9 4/0 5/0 29/0 . . . 38/0 6882/747
10 9/0 5/2 21/1 1/1 . . 36/4 6918/751
11 9/4 17/3 26/2 88/0 7/0 . 147/9 7065/760
12 . 3/0 20/2 160/0 190/0 1/2 374/4 7439/764
13 . . 3/0 95/2 203/3 . 301/5 7740/769
14 . 1/0 4/0 51/1 172/3 4/4 232/8 7972/777
15 . . 13/0 52/1 143/2 4/3 212/6 8184/783
16 ..... 4/0 9/0 86/0 115/2 6/0 220/2 8404/785
17 . 4/0 7/0 68/0 70/1 11/2 160/3 8564/788
18 . . 15/0 63/1 44/0 23/3 145/4 8709/792
19 . 4/0 30/0 102/1 34/0 47/7 217/8 8926/800
20 . 8/0 37/1 67/0 38/1 42/5 192/7 9118/807
21 . 13/1 81/0 55/1 44/1 26/2 219/5 9337/812
22 17/0 8/0 80/3 46/1 28/2 1/2 180/8 9517/820
23 19/0 18/1 42/3 29/0 6/0 . 114/4 9631/824
DAY1 344/65 490/115 1289/154 1879/185 1852/163 207/43 ..... 6061/725
DAY2 199/12 328/14 810/17 973/10 1095/16 165/30 . 3570/99
TOT 543/77 818/129 2099/171 2852/195 2947/179 372/73 . 9631/824

QSO Counts By Band-Country

K3LR CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST Multi Multi

PRFX 160 80 40 20 15 10

3B8 1 1
3V 1 1 1 1
4L 1 2 1
4O 1 1 1 1
4S 1 3
4U1I 1 1 1
4U1V 1 1
4X 3 6 6
5B 2 2 2 2 3
5H 1
5T 1
5Z 1
6W 2 1 1 1
6Y 2 2 2 2 3 2
8P 2 1 1 3 3 2
8R 1 1 1
9A 8 16 24 31
9G 1
9H 1 2 2 4
9K 1 2 2 1
9M6 1
9X 1
9Y 1 1 2 2 3 3
A3 1
A4 2 1 1
A5 1
A6 4 2 2
A7 1 2 1 1
A9 1 2 1
BV 1
BY 1 20
C3 1 1 1
C6 1 2 1 1 1
C9 1 1 1
CE 1 8 16 17 27
CE9 1 1
CM 4 15 6 13 1
CN 3 3 5 5 5 2
CT 2 5 18 22 21 2
CT3 1 2 5 5 6 2
CU 1 3 3 4 3 2
CX 2 6 11 14
D4 1 2
DL 7 89 198 316 345
DU 1
E5/s 1
E7 2 6 11 11
EA 6 34 121 116 137 2
EA6 1 2 4 6 4 1
EA8 2 3 12 11 11 4
EA9 2 1 1 2
EI 4 5 7 12 11
EK 1 1
ER 1 2 5
ES 2 1 7 4
EU 3 6 10 20
F 7 40 104 139 104
FG 1 1 1
FK 1 1 1 2 1
FM 1 1 1 4 2 2
FP 1
FR 2 2 2
FY 1 1 1 1 1 1
G 6 55 111 220 290
GD 1 1 1 3 5
GI 1 5 6 12 17
GJ 1 1 1 1 2
GM 2 6 18 27 33
GU 1 2 3
GW 2 8 12 21 22
HA 2 10 13 19 30
HB 1 13 25 28 25
HB0 2 2 2 2
HC 1 1 1 1 3 2
HH 2 1
HI 1 2 4 3 4 2
HK 2 8 7 13 5
HL 2
HP 1 1 1 1 3
HR 1 1 3 2 2
HS 5
HZ 5 3 5
I 4 41 164 238 225 1
IS 1 4 7 8
IT9 1 5 14 14 22
J6 1 1 1 1
J8 1 1
JA 4 21 104 42
JT 1 1
K 369 94 324 150 217 36
KH0 2 2 2
KH2 1 2 3 4
KH6 3 7 9 10 10 2
KL 1 3 1 9 2
KP2 1 1 1 2 1 2
KP4 1 8 5 8 3
LA 6 14 20 27
LU 1 8 7 29 41 69
LX 1 2 2 2 5
LY 4 5 23 19
LZ 1 3 15 19 24
OA 1 2 2 1
OD 2 2
OE 1 3 23 24 30
OH 5 5 55 49
OH0 1 3 2 4
OK 1 9 20 39 38
OM 6 4 21 24
ON 2 25 41 53 53
OX 1 1
OZ 5 9 23 21
P2 2
P4 3 5 4 3 3 4
PA 2 22 48 118 67
PJ2 1 1 1 2 2 1
PJ4 3 3 3 3 3 3
PY 2 8 32 63 105 131
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 1
S0 1
S5 3 9 36 52 35 1
SM 3 13 46 35
SP 10 34 78 87
SU 1
SV 3 18 25 28
SV5 1 2 2
SV9 1 2 3 3
T7 1
T8 1 1
TA 3 8 7
TA1 3 3 3
TF 3 4 6 2
TG 1 2 1
TI 2 2 5 6 8 1
TK 1 1 2 2 2
TR 1
TY 1
UA 3 21 122 98
UA2 2 2 6 4
UA9 1 12 35 1
UN 3 5
UR 6 26 49 86
V2 1 1 1 1 1 1
V3 2 2 2 2 2 1
V4 1 1 1 1 1
VE 74 165 215 131 99 11
VK 1 7 92 8 13 1
VK9C 1 1
VP2M 1 1 1 1 1 1
VP5 1 1 1 1 1
VP8 1 1 1
VP8/h 1
VP9 1 2 1 1
VR 1
VU 12 7
XE 1 2 3 7 12 3
YB 3 5 1
YL 3 3 8 11
YN 1
YO 3 12 27 42
YS 1
YU 1 4 17 29 24
YV 2 3 15 8 15 8
Z3 1 1 1 4
Z6 1 2
ZB 1 1 1
ZF 1 1 1 3 4 1
ZL 2 7 2 8 1
ZP 2 3 5 1
ZS 19 7 21 2
ZS8 1
 
K8CN   SOAB QRP   3,2252017-10-29 19:50:05
When you have to look up the sub-band edges, you know you don't operate SSB very
often...., and what's this funny attachment on the headphones? Oh yeah, the
microphone. I didn't plan to operate in this one at all, but the radio lured me
in and it was fun on 15 and 10 meters to make a few Qs - in fact, 15 meters was
surprisingly open, but QRP was much easier with the +10 dB SNR advantage of CW.
My hat is off to those braver than I who operate this entire contest QRP!
Thanks for the Qs, and maybe one day I'll have a real LP rig.

73/72, Mike K8CN

Rig: K3 @ 5 Watts to Lazy H (cut for 20 meters) via Johnson Matchbox
 
WØMB   SOAB HP   218,2952017-10-29 19:51:49
NTS: TS590s, Alpha 76a, Mosley PRO67 at 60', 75m dipole at 60', n1mm+, windows
10 sucks. Well just got some of the antennas up again except the 160 inverted
vee. The 80 meter dipole is tuned around 3.550 mhz for rtty. The amp was having
a little problem and I still am having rf in the shack and affecting the
computer. Just a few things to do now that it is getting cooler.
 
KØVG   SOABClassic HP   9242017-10-29 19:52:13
Everyone changed their plans so I was only able to get on a couple times for a
few minutes when the none of the bands were good.
 
NV4B   SOSB/10Classic LP   4,8962017-10-29 19:55:29
This was a very casual effort on Sunday. Conditions were generally poor. I
could not be heard on 15 or 20 in my limited attempts Saturday evening, so I
went SOSB/10.
 
KM7N   SOAB LP   4932017-10-29 20:08:52
Too busy to play full speed in this one, which is a shame because 15M sure was
hot! Oh, well. Always a fun contest--maybe next year I can put in som emore
time. Thanks for the Qs!
 
KV1J   SOAB(A) HP   590,9412017-10-29 20:10:07
73, Eric KV1J
 
YV8AD   SOABClassic LP   4502017-10-29 20:12:09
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
7 3 9 3 3
14 1 3 1 1
21 3 9 3 3
28 2 4 2 2
Total 9 25 9 9
 
VA7ST   SOAB HP   451,0082017-10-29 20:13:45
Like CQWW RTTY a month ago, the bands were hotter than expected. Not up to
solarmax standards but working Europe on 15M at this point felt pretty good.
Hoping for similar a month from now for the CW leg.

Put in 21 hours -- more than expected after a very, very poor performance on
opening night. Surprisingly, Saturday and Sunday were tons 'o fun here, all
things considered. It was still the worst outing since 2009, but some nice
double-mults -- TR6 and JT5 stand out -- and some activity on 15M made it feel
good anyway.

As I predicted (pretty safely) in the pre-contest podcast last week, 15M surely
made the difference in competitive scores from out west. Those who found any
openings on 10M as well will do even better, but I didn't hear a peep up there
any time I listened around.

Had a real blast running stations on 20M in the final two hours, but the pace
was so frantic I stepped away with half an hour left, once I hit 1,200 Qs for a
nice round number to finish with. With multipliers down so much for me this
year, I wasn't going to catch any high-watermark scores from the past several
years.

Weaknesses to address next spring: 40M with a rotary dipole and a half-assed
fixed-direction 2-el quad in the pine trees doesn't cut it for working Europe
from here. Heard too many much-needed S9+20 zone 14, 15, 16 and 20 stations who
didn't even pause when I called. More 40M elements ought to solve that.

The 80M triangle array of verticals worked as well as can be expected for a
system tuned for the CW end of the band. It's rather compromized above 3.700
Mhz. Never got the elevated radials upgraded this summer, and they're far from
ideal. Another spring project.

Thanks to all who got on for a bunch or a few Qs. Those 2-pointers across the
border make this one a lot of fun.

Now, bring on Sweeps!

-- Bud VA7ST
zone.va7st.ca
(Zone Zero contest diary podcast)

2017: 1200 53 121 451,008 SFI= 75 A= 4 K=0
2016: 839 51 106 277,890 SFI= 76 A=26 K=4
2015: 1701 96 247 1,337,357 SFI=106 A=10 K=1
2014: 1562 87 176 907,876 SFI=217 A=11 K=2
2013: 1691 115 277 1,690,304 SFI=165 A= 2 K=1
2012: 1794 101 255 1,550,736 SFI=131 A= 4 K=1
2011: 1604 105 243 1,307,088 SFI=126 A= 4 K=2
2010: 1156 82 158 637,440 SFI= 86 A= 4 K=1
2009: 1030 61 130 434,525 SFI= 74 A=17 K=4
2008: 1080 73 154 559,101 SFI= 68 A= 1 K=0
2007: 349 54 97 123,367 SFI= 67 A=14 K=4
 
N5KF   SOABClassic HP   53,6762017-10-29 20:13:45
A little time here and there, between the "honey-do's".
 
MD2C(MDØCCE)   SOAB(A) HP   1,048,8002017-10-29 20:13:52
Nice to hear 10M open to VK9, too bad it didn't open to NA from here.
Conditions on 15 and 20 seemed very lively with great signals from JA, KH6, KL7
and others. Just casual operating this year, enjoying chasing the DX and
looking for new band slots, and tried running a bit with two 200 hours - great
fun.

FT-DX-5000 and Quadra - 400W
4-el SteppIR at 50ft
40M inverted Vee on tower
Titanex V-160HD vertical for 80M and 160M
 
YY8CMO   SOABClassic LP   37,5242017-10-29 20:15:24
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
7 7 19 4 7
21 103 275 17 51
28 40 60 10 17
Total 150 354 31 75


Score : 37.524
 
CN2AA   M/S HP   30,640,8422017-10-29 20:16:04
Too many issues before and during the contest.
Congrats to EF8R team with great result !

Thanks for all who calling and spoting us.
See you in the CW part.

73, CN2AA team.
 
VE7RAC(@VE7IO)   M/M HP   714,0542017-10-29 20:21:25
VE7RAC is a special events call for the 150th anniversary of Canadian
confederation. Certificates for working the RAC calls across the 10 Provinces
and 3 territories are available. Full information is available on the RAC
website at www.rac.ca.

Thanks to all the stations that work our SES call it was a very good contest
for us.

73
Fred VE7IO
 
N8BI   SOAB(A) HP   1,285,6052017-10-29 20:23:17
Better than expected conditions.
 
W9PA   SOAB(A) HP   2,067,5302017-10-29 20:40:27
K3, P3, K-Pod, Acom 1000, Skyhawk, 40M Moxon, 80 Verical, 160M 1/4-wave wire
Software: DXLog by 9A5K V2.3.14

95% OF QSO's were S&P. 10M disappointed on Sunday. I saw EU Spots from OH
& WPA that were inaudible here.
 
N6WM(@K6LRG)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   213,0812017-10-29 20:42:29
Well. Another weekend filled with family commitments, soccer tournaments,
Dinner engagements etc. so very part time. N1MM says 14 hours and this was
broken up through the weekend. Fortunately I was able to be QRV when I needed
to be for the most part.

Friday my wife was at a school commitment so I was able to drain 15m until it
died. Great JA run had me set a 500 qso goal for the weekend. Got up Saturday
to a 15 meter band wide open to big parts of EU, and after that session I set a
goal for 500 qso plus DXCC for the weekend. As you can see I exceeded my 500
qso goal with a second phenomenal JA run Saturday afternoon, and I came darn
close to working 15m dxcc in 14 qrv hours.

Treats was having a VK9-C op answer my cq, along with a number of juicy
Asian/OC mults. There were many very amusing pile up moments with fellow
contesters, one of the more challenging parts of working assisted and "dog
piling" on a new mult. Sometimes just working a few SA stations and
revisiting the mult does wonders. also able to secure a brief run to EU on
Sunday morning.

I also enjoyed testing the K6LRG 15m yagi against the N6RO stack with Gary NA6O
at the helm, Hilltop high altitude vs Stacked gain and diversity from ground..
interesting stuff. I think mostly we were cancelling each other out when we
went head to head. but some favored the stack while others benefited from the
hilltop low angle effect.

Overall, I had a great time, balancing family life with CQWW SSB in the single
band category.. and I am happy with the result.

Stn: Elecraft K3/0 > Remote Rig> K3/Expert 2KFA/Force 12 EF-415 at 1850ft
elev.
(conversion to flex 6500 underway) N1MM logger +

K6LRG station and remote performed flawlessly.

There is always a way to have fun contesting, just need to pick a category that
works for your situation.

73 and seeya next time
Chris
N6WM
 
WA7BNM   SOSB/15 LP   57,1952017-10-29 20:43:29
100% S&P

Conditions were better than I expected. Europe available both mornings with
Sunday better than Saturday. More than doubled last year's score.

Equipment:
Elecraft K3+

SteppIR DB-36 at 105 ft
Optibeam OB16-3 at 72 ft
Simple A/B switch between antennas

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM
 
W4QNW   SOSB/80 HP   28,3242017-10-29 21:00:16
Contests are about achieving your personal best.
Working from a CC&R community that allows stealth wires and verticals, the
challenges are numerous but trying to break into the wall of euro><euro,
oneway propagation and the understandable reduction in caribbean mults made
this year even harder. Heard NO african, pacific/asia and only a handful of
S.A. and eastern europe could be heard leaving little choice but to battle for
every contact.
As always, a wonderful group of polite fellow hobbyists made it even more fun.
FT1000mk+SB220 full 80m loop, carolina windom and 80m double bazooka.
 
JS6TQS   SOABRookie QRP   722017-10-29 21:02:09
Typhoon Saola didn't help out! It was a direct hit to Okinawa, so it was
difficult to get a good antenna up. 73!
 
W7AT(W7EW)   SOAB HP   570,9122017-10-29 21:04:13
So I got a lot of things done over the weekend including participating in this
phone contest. Banished a lot of common mode problems when the bands would get
funky. I'd now put a ferrite on a cat if I thought it would remotely help my
station....or the cat.
Slept > 8 hours each night although stayed up here on the west coast USA
Sat night/ early sunday morning to see if I could hear some EU stations on 80M.
I could hear a bunch of them but only GM2T has the thoughtfulness to make his
RX as good as his TX. Maybe the CW contest edition in a month will afford us
west coasters the opportunity to work our EU friends on 80M.
Random contest thoughts:
10M opened up much better Sunday as compared to Saturday on west coast USA
When VE3EJ switches his 160M TX toward you and away from EU, it will make
the average contester incontinent- very nice effect!
Heard an EA Op graciously ask a LY Op to move further away on the top of
15M when the LY plopped down for a run...and the LY Op moved down.
I think my 25 year old antennas need to be brought up to date or I need to
go where there is salty water around
See you in the WW-CW in a month and then in that fabulous demonstration of
TopBand Contesting at the end of the year in The Stew Perry TopBand Challenge.
 
N2YO   SOSB/40Classic HP   5,5602017-10-29 21:04:45
73s de Chip N2YO
 
KM6JD   SOABClassic HP   94,6152017-10-29 21:10:18
Great contest but not so great band conditions. Conditions seemed better on
Sunday compared to Saturday. Lots of European stations coming through to the
west coast on 20 meters Sunday morning and early afternoon. Conditions last
year were much better. Only wish we had propagation on 10 meters.
 
N7VS   SOABClassic LP   10,0302017-10-29 21:28:17
Conflicts limited my operating time. Conditions didn't seem as good this time.
Hope to be back next year
 
K7DR   SOABClassic LP   19,4402017-10-29 21:33:12
FTdx3000 100w
Inverted L 40'/95'

With my little pistol status, I'm not a fan of PH contests, but this is CQWW so
I like to dip my toe in to get started in the 2017/18 contest season. The inv L
appears to be working, but I have a noise problem to solve.

73
Dave - K7DR
 
K7HKR   SOAB(A)Rookie LP   53,0642017-10-29 21:37:10
100 watts from AZ with 8-foot diameter (160, 80, 40) and 3-foot diameter (20,
15, 10) magnetic loops both centered at 15 feet high.

The goal was to end my first 12 months on the air with a 200 QSO contest.
However, only 1 QSO in the first 107 minutes of the contest and generally poor
evening conditions both nights caused me to reset my goal to 50,000 points
which I reached early in the final hour. All search and pounce.

As usual, Europe was nearly a non-entity (pun intended) with the Caribbean and
South America providing much of the points along with Canada and Hawaii. I was
also happy to get a dozen JA stations, some very easily. As others have pointed
out, 15 meters was the star of the show. My 6 stations in the lower 48 for
multipliers included my first-ever QSO on 160! Nice to be able to work all 6
bands with patio antennas, even though the modeled efficiency on 160 is less
than 1% and that capability is mostly just a gimmick.

Otherwise, it was the usual mix of stations that I didn't think I had a chance
at that I got on the first call, alligators that needed to be 10-20 over S9 for
me to even have a chance, and everything in between. A lot of polite and
patient operators. Thanks for all the QSOs!
 
KH6LC(KH7BB)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   927,3882017-10-29 21:59:23
I've done a couple of Single-Op efforts now and I learn more each time.
Unfortunately slept through Sunday morning though... You know you over-slept
when you're still awake hours after the contest has ended. Big thanks to Rob
NH6V for helping with set-up and to Lloyd KH6LC for once again allowing me to
use his awesome station.

73 & Aloha,
Carl KH7BB
 
SN7H   M/S HP   1,612,5782017-10-29 21:59:28
1 612 578 2389 461 2017-10-30 00:03:22
 
VE7XF   SOAB HP   294,9602017-10-29 22:00:44
No towers/beams up yet, but this is the first contest in a year that I felt that
my temporary antenna wasn't good enough!
Now that's an incentive to dig a hole and pour some concrete!

Otherwise, really loud signals on 20m, Friday night and Saturday. Even 40m was
good Fri night - I think I worked more Eu on 40 than on 15 during the day. I
did hear some juicy ones (A4, A7, FR), but they didn't hear me. I think this
antenna is better off the sides than off the ends, in spite of the patterns you
see for multi-wavelength wires. It should be good for the SS next weekend,
though.

Interesting to see how condx will have changed for the WW CW next month.

Ralph, VE7XF
K3, Acom 1000, 260' doublet.
 
UY5ZZ   SOSB(A)/20Classic HP   451,4362017-10-29 22:39:12
sri, no wkd: XE1B XX9O ZS1RJO RI1ANC MD2C SV9OFS OA4SS V31VP YN8TK ...
 
NW6P(W9KKN)   SOAB(A) HP   594,8042017-10-29 22:52:13
Special thanks to Tom (NW6P) for graciously hosting me at his exceptional
station, and Matt (WX5S) for showing me the station ropes earlier in the week.

This year's CQ World War was a few firsts for me:
- I had never operated QRO (at least in the Amateur Service, that is)
- I had never used a steerable beam.
- I had never used WriteLog for an entire contest (very used to N1MM+ at this
point)
- I was not quite acquainted with a K3 (I'm used to operating with a Flex)
- Trying to manage sleep such that I got the best results of a 48-hour contest
(I managed to stay awake for 38 of them)

...the whole thing was a bit disorienting at first, and I made a fair share of
silly mistakes, but adapted fast enough. Note, I'm still relatively new to
contesting, and for that matter, HF, so.. if you happened to hear one of them
on the air, feel free to pull me aside -- I'm here to learn.

Friday evening I was able to get a good run going with the JAs on 20m to start
things off, and when that softened, there was plenty of work to be had on 40m,
mostly with South America/Gulf/Caribbean stations and a handful of OC. I had a
bit of trouble securing a run frequency below 7200, but it was fine because the
JAs didn't really show up until around 1 am Saturday anyway and almost not at
all on Sunday (it seems like they were able to stay busy enough with Europe on
15m/20m.)

Saturday and Sunday morning both had good openings into Europe and Africa on
15m and 20m, and of course South America/Gulf/Caribbean was active almost all
day, with even some appearances on 10 meters.

Sunday afternoon I had another good 20m run going with Asia, but someone
started playing music on the frequency and jamming me out. I let it continue
for a bit, but eventually found points elsewhere...sigh.

Last year, my total score for CQWW SSB SOLP into my "confused attic
dipole" was a sad 8083, but this year thanks to Tom's station, I did a bit
better :)

73,

Bill/W9KKN
 
N5NU   SOAB LP   44,8922017-10-29 23:03:20
Not bad for 100w and a 20m dipole at 25ft ran into a tuner. There are some
amazing ears out there.
 
KG5PDX   SOSB/10Rookie LP   482017-10-29 23:07:10
Licensed 9/1/16
 
S58Y   SOSB(A)/20 HP   415,1402017-10-29 23:16:55
Hi!

This year result is little bit higher than last year, but in the log is about
300 less QSO's. I used same setup as last year.

Equipment:
Yaesu FT-2000
Antenna TH6DXX
PWR 1500W

See you next year again.

73 ES GL DE Robi, S58Y.
 
K2XR   SOAB(A) HP   1,050,1402017-10-29 23:18:09
FT-1000 MP + SB-220
10-20 A4 @ 30 feet
40 Sloper @ Eu 45 foot apex
80 1/4 wave vertical wire 6 radials
160 Inv L 43 up rest over. barefoot

Surprisingly good conditions on all bands.
Looking forward to CW where spotting is a much more level playing field.

Go FRC
 
K7QA   SOABClassic LP   11,7732017-10-29 23:20:56
Decided to see what 25 watts would do in a few hours playing on 20 and 15. Both
had good EU openings both days. Used the *full* 100 watts on the other bands.
 
K3WJV   SOAB(A) HP   1,008,4062017-10-29 23:25:46
Even with all the phone prep of the PAQP (and I did have fun) I guess I just
can't handle phone QRM. There is no filter or feature in any radio that gives
me
a ssb freq that I can hear the whisper signals in my ears or brain. Therefore
I have difficulty running in CQ or ARRL major phone tests. Cw is my run mode.

And now all the spots on dxscape have a lot of good dx but ft8 is a new virus
that there may not be an antidote for, hi. I so look forward to the cw
weekends.
For me, digital is a long way off. My signalink looks like it should be doing
more. I tried. I'm kinda working on it.

I now have the CAT commands in n1mm pushing my K3 dvk buttons and have turned
off the monitor in the headphones. I'm trying to not yell. I'm trying but I
hope
we have all the juicy stuff I heard and worked this weekend next month.

No phonetics necessary... GO FRC

Rural wooded location 1255ft ASL
SO1R this weekend. Used the K3/P3 and Acom. Mic not working in the FT1K.

FT1000MP & Alpha 89
K3/P3 & Acom 2000A

2el K4KIO 5 band Hexbeam @30ft (new height) G-450A rotor & Green Heron
Inv vees for 40m-80m-trapped 160

Palstar HF-AUTO WinKeyer USB & Vibroplex paddle
Rx ants - 200ft NE/SW kd9sv rbogs staggered & spaced @ 66ft - DXE ncc-2
SO2R >> TopTen DxDoubler-Band Aides-relays-W2VJN stubs

N1MM+ contest logger & DxLab master logger
 
N5ZO   SOAB(A) HP   206,3382017-10-29 23:31:51
Could not travel again this year as had other commitments on weekend. Mainly
S&P on this, conditions felt quite good and I thought there was incredible
activity in South America. Tnx for QSOs de Marko
 
LY7Z(@LY9Y/LY7Z)   SOAB(A) HP   6,050,5682017-10-30 00:03:52
Thanks LY9Y for set up all antennas and equipment ant new contest position.
Everything works great during CQ WW SSB.
3000 QSO's after first half of contest. I lost my motivation when Murphy
visited on Sunday with power outage for more than hour.

Thanks for QSO's

QSL via LOTW

CU in WW CW

73! Andy


MK2R+ with FTdx5000 + ACOM 2000A, TS850S/AT + ACOM 1000
160 - Vertical, Delta Loop
80 - Vertical, Dipole
40 - 3 el YAGI
20 - 5 el YAGI
15 - 5 el YAGI, 6 el YAGI
10 - stack 5/5 YAGI
 
YO7SR   SOAB(A) LP   1,344,2442017-10-30 00:16:08
Tnx all for QSO,s!

73,
Stefan YO7SR
 
IT9XTP   SOSB(A)/15 LP   388,0102017-10-30 00:18:43
Thanks for all the friends who connected me. Good propagation on Saturday, but
Sunday much less. Great fun. 73
 
K9BBQ   SOABClassic LP   5,4522017-10-30 00:50:19
HAD FUN - THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT RIGHT.
MY SIMPLE ANTENNAS CONTINUE TO AMAZE:
- WOLF RIVER COILED VERTICAL 15 40 80 {DX NOT GOOD FOR ME ON 40}
- INVERTED "V" AT 20 FEET FOR 20

HOPE TO HAVE BETTER ANTENNAS NEXT YEAR - MAYBE A LITTLE MORE POWER AS WELL

- 73
 
8N1T   M/S LP   232,5962017-10-30 01:08:57
Cu Next Contest!
 
CQ3W(DF7ZS)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,701,9632017-10-30 01:18:46
Thanks to all the callers and to the CR3W Team that I could use the Madeira QTH
again!

Congratulations to D4C and D4Z for the rocket scores.

73

Helmut
 
YT6W   SOABClassic HP   1,381,3802017-10-30 01:24:54
It was a late decision to enter the test.
Started at 11z on Saturday.
It'll be interesting to see impact on the score.

Funny to see all those single band and(A)Classic reports.
Looks like, nobody read the rules these days.

Cndx much better than expected.
Hope, it'll be the same (or better) in cw leg :)

Big thanks to all that called in!

TH3MK3+Wires

TS930S+ Troll by YU1IG (1,3K)

Handheld mic,like in good ole days :)

73 de YT6W
 
OV9ØEDR(OZ1NLD)   SOAB LP   122,1482017-10-30 01:59:31
Nice contest that proves year after year that the propagation forecasts don't
mean a thing! If there are enough stations on the band, it IS possible to get
new countries in the log :-)

My station:
Rig: Kenwood TS-590SG 100W with N1MM logprogram.
Antennas: for 80 meter dipole @20m (66ft)
for 40-10 meter Mosley TA-63
No antennas for 160 meter, so nothing on 160

hope to see you all again next year in CQ WW
 
SN1Y(SP1NY)   SOAB(A) HP   329,7492017-10-30 02:18:27
Storm wind "George" forced me to lower tower hazer with antennas down
to 8 mtrs above ground with beams locked south. In addition used low fan dipole
for 75/40/20 m. It was really hard experience. On 15m heard lot of US stations
but managed to work only very few of them. But had lot of fun anyway being
"hungry" for contesting from own station after 4 years absence.
Thanks for all and see you in CW leg.
73's Mirek SP1NY

Rigs:
FTDX5000 + Acom 2000A
40m - 2el @ 9m fixed south
20/15/10 - 3/3/5 el tribander @ 7m fixed south
75/40/20 "fan" inv vee dipole with apex @ 8m
 
DJ5MW   SOABClassic HP   3,239,0792017-10-30 02:26:08
first time in classic category!
Doing the contest in 4 shifts over the weekend is fun and relaxing compared to
SOAB.
Enjoyed my brother's birthday party on sunday and got back to 20m right in the
middle of a great US opening.
Best rates on sunday evening!

73 de Manfred, DJ5MW
 
S59A   SOSB/15Classic LP   250,0002017-10-30 02:57:01
TS590
6 el YU7EF @32m
4 el YU7EF vert yagi @22m fixed Asia
KT34A @8m

Only part time.Most of the time just S&P.

Many stations pretty deaf,hi.
2nd day lot of static noise.
 
EC5AN   M/S HP   4,019,3422017-10-30 03:11:02
Thanks to EA5GDW and EC5CR support to the works

HAMBUY STATION IN THE AIR

www.hambuy.es
 
EA5DFV   SOAB HP   3,408,3322017-10-30 03:24:11
Just a quiet contest at home. Amazing 15m the first day, and I hate the crowed
40m phone.
Thanks for the QSO.

73 de Jose
 
SQ8N   SOAB HP   1,051,3922017-10-30 03:45:52
TNX & '73

strong wind and power failure
 
K4WI   SOSB/10 HP   20,7482017-10-30 03:52:02
not much propagation for the entire week end.... up and down. No Africa or Euro
except for CU4DX, no VK but did work several ZL and KH6 and E51. Saturday was
better than Sunday here. Fun but a lot of work. Thanks for all the qso's 73's
K4WI
 
ZW8T(@PS8HF)   M/S LP   2,565,3842017-10-30 04:04:16
A propagação no primeiro dia não nos ajudou não mas com o decorrer do do
contest foi melhorando ao poucos, tivemos de volta a estação um dos nosso
colegas que estava em sala de aula o ps8br já formado agora é manda bala nos
contest.

Att: Milton fte 73 ATODOS.
 
YT8WW   SOSB(A)/40 LP   57,4562017-10-30 04:07:51
FT - 950
2 verticals at 40 m
Thank you all for reporting!
Pedja YT8WW
 
RU1A(RV1AW)   SOSB/40 HP   701,3622017-10-30 04:16:40
SO1R
 
OH2PM   SOAB(A) HP   1,302,9442017-10-30 04:22:12
It was an enjoyable weekend.
Great openings after several weeks of black outs and aurora. For many years
there has not been good propagation both on 10 and 160 during the same week
end.

Phone contesting is not my favorite but I do it for the Scandinavian Cup and
also to gain points for the OH-Marathon.
Before the contest I had no idea how propagation would develop. I had no sleep
before the contest, so I decided to sleep more than usually during the contest
and go to assisted category for the first time ever. Well it was a new
experience: You see the call before you hear it and then you copy it to the
log, something like an office clerk work, I think. One day I try it also in a
CW contest.
I had had only a hand full of QSOs on 20 on Saturday. It was interesting to
watch what was happening on the extreme edges of of the bands, 160 and 10.
On Saturday evening there was a good opening to US west coast on 20 and and it
tempted me to run a pile-up for a while. Other wise the log shows 65% of the
contacts in S&P mode. This was the first time when I did not loose my voice
after a phone contest, thanks to the long enough breaks.

Thanks for QSOs and hope to hear you all again in CQ WW CW part in true
contesting, maybe as OH0R from Aland Is.

Pertti, OH2PM
 
W1VEM   SOAB(A) HP   51,2402017-10-30 04:29:24
Plans to operate N1MM at W1TJL were impacted by various family activities.
 
OLØM(OK1CDJ)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   483,8362017-10-30 04:32:59
Thanks for all QSO.I thing 15m was in good shape this weekend. I was in contest
only in Saturday, during Sunday morning we lost electricity (due to very strong
wind) in our QTH and i was not able to continue.

Many thanks to Jan OK2ZAW for technical support.

73 Ondra OK1CDJ/OL0M
 
W1IE   SOABClassic HP   43,5002017-10-30 04:34:55
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: VA
CALLSIGN: W1IE
CLUB: POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 43500
OPERATORS: W1IE
NAME: Gerald Knowlton
ADDRESS: 1113 Pinecrest Ave
ADDRESS-CITY: Bedford
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: VA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 24523-3523
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
CERTIFICATE: YES
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6858.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
FM5BH   SOAB HP   4,527,8762017-10-30 04:39:54
At the beginning I was thinking to do a multi 2 but
this was not possible for several reasons.
I worked very hard to setup the station.
I put pass band high power filters and stubs on the both radios.
A lot of switching work with the bandecoders and antenna switches.
An attempt to repair the antenna rotator of the main tower failed.
I did the contest with the C31XR and the XM240 pointed all the time at 90
degrees full west. Otherwise everything worked very well during the contest.
I stayed 40 hours on the chair and I took two breaks for a total of 8 hours.
the 10m and 160m were disappointing as expected. The propagation was very
average.
there is now a lot of South American's station in the contest and it is very
good. the SO2R is really great. Here is the material used:
RADIO 1: FTDX3000
RADIO 2: FT 1000MARK V
MICROHAM U2R
OMPOWER 2500HF
ALPHA 8410
DUNESTAR LPF 600
YU1CF HPF with BANDECODER III
OK2CZ and UA2FZ ANTENNA SWITCHES
C31XR fixed to the west
XM240 fixed to the west
Spiderbeam
INV L 160M
INV V 80M
Long wire 240m in the neighboring cemetery
HF2V @ 10m with 4 radians hanging.
I spent a very good week-end. we are lucky to do the best hobby
of the Universe.
Thank you to all of you.
best 73 see you next time.
I am back to the job

Laurent

FM5BH CW for ever...
 
M1N(M1DST)   SOSB(A)/20 LP   55,3922017-10-30 04:40:58
A fun but not serious entry.
 
K1RM   SOAB(A)Classic HP   449,6942017-10-30 04:42:43
disaster! On Saturday night after working two Ba's a BM HL and Ja's on 20 when
I got home from dinner out with xyl, I turned my antenna south to pick up a new
multiplier and everything went dead. I suspect my coax opened, ugh! Help!
 
B4T(@BI4SSB)   M/S HP   1,392,2232017-10-30 04:43:45
Conditions seemed pretty well.
But we did most S&P during the contest,never had a decent run!
I guess maybe propagation not favoured this part of the world?


Rig: K3s, IC7600
Antennas:

80m Inv Vee @15m
40m 3 element Yagi @20m
20m 4 element Yagi @20m
15m 4 element yagi @18m
10m 5 element Yagi @10m
 
S56A   SOSB(A)/40 LP   164,8722017-10-30 04:52:38
I opted for SOSB(A) 40m LP in order to improve S5 record while expecting poor
condx on higher bands. I am glad I was wrong about ionosphere but 40m had
lower activity. My Moxon was breaking for the first time giving poor SWR
during rotation. FT1K TX LPF relay failed on 160 m. I worked almost all the
stations heard except weak KH7CW. No zones 1,2,3,6,31,34-39. Only North
Africa caught. It is much easier on FT8 :-)
Some 36 QSO made on the other two bands on slow Sunday evening. Amazing audio
from remote NR3X and K2LE showing the best of technology progress. I wish my
local S51A was cleaner toward the end of contest. Lot of splatters over weak
signals. I had only two memorable runs with USA split from 7057 kHz and EU at
the end of contest on 7061 kHz. This prompts me for SO2R LP with CW robot!

73 de Mario, S56A
 
K2QO   SOSB(A)/15 QRP   2,9882017-10-30 04:59:23
15M was pretty hot so I stuck with it of the hour I had available. It was open
to all directions so it seemed I spent more time spinning the beam than
actually answering CQs :-)

73,
Mark K2QO
K3/5W, Force 12 C4E at 55', Skookum Logger by K1GQ
 
EA8CMX(OH2BYS)   SOSB/15 HP   470,8282017-10-30 05:00:20
Only 1 element, more than 200 meters of cable, holiday style...
 
WS9V   SOABClassic QRP   2,8882017-10-30 05:02:13
No time to play with farm work sorta late in the season
 
N2IC   SOABClassic HP   2,026,5802017-10-30 05:07:13
I really couldn't get motivated for a 40+ hour slog. 24 hours is just right from
this part of the world at this stage in the sunspot cycle.

I'm warming up to this Classic overlay category. To do it right, you have to
think about time management, which adds another layer to the strategy. Yes, you
get to sleep, but in 1-3 hour blocks spread across the weekend. I did miss
having the 2nd radio for SO2R, which is not allowed by the classic overlay
rules.
 
GW2X(GØDCK)   SOSB/160 HP   23,7692017-10-30 05:08:42
THANKS TO ALL WHO WORKED ME , BNDS NOT AS GOOD AS LAST YEAR , BUT GREAT FUN
,HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL IN THE CW LEG , 73 ALL .
 
UA9CDC   SOAB(A)Classic HP   906,2462017-10-30 05:09:28
Could not miss such a good conditions even though local RF environment is very
depressing. Local noise on an empty 10m band in the night is never less then
S7 from all directions. 80m noise is never below S9 +10.
Rig KX3 + Tokyo High Power HL1.1Kfx (500W), antenna Hex Beam (20-15-10) and OCF
dipole for 40 and 80m. I could have done much better from my country side shack
but I have lost all the antennas there in the fire caused by lightning strike
in July.
 
OK7Z(OK2ZI)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   782,1452017-10-30 05:09:45
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K1XM(@K1LZ)   M/S HP   6,408,3512017-10-30 05:13:59
Many thanks to Krassy K1LZ for the use of his great station for this contest!
Propagation, from our viewpoint, was better than expected- and our operating
showed it. Apparently, we didn't go to 15M early enough both days, and didn't
stay late enough both days! Other than that, it was a great SSB contest for us
CW ops!

For this contest, we were joined by Saty JE1CKL/9M6NA. He got a flavor of
operating from the USA East Coast.

Thanks to Guy VE2BWL and his QSY to 10M Sunday at 5AM to give us our VE on 10M.
Only VE we ever heard there.

Thanks to all for the Qs. See you in CQWW CW from HR9!

Dennis W1UE
 
NM9P   SOSB(A)/80 LP   2,3492017-10-30 05:16:17
Only a very part time effort due to famiy and work schedules.
Decided to do single-band 80 Meters and try to raise my DXCC totals on 80.
Rig - Flex 6500. Antenna - Inverted L (35 up x 35 over)
with one poor radial. Not a great antenna system,
but I made a few contacts.
 
N9RV   SOAB HP   2,593,6802017-10-30 05:18:35
Hadn't made a SSB contact with the station in quite a while, but everything
worked FB. Some antenna repair required over the summer when a wind storm bent
a Ponderosa pine enough to mangle the 15m stack, but all is well.

Some highs and lows with conditions. I ended up taking a pretty relaxed
approach to this contest -- which means I am sure I got beat up by the
competition in the west.

15 meters was dead at the start, but 20 was great to Asia. 40m was also good
to EU. The loss of the Caribbean stations was evident from the start. But 80
and 160 the first night were terrible. When 40m died (early) to EU and JA
didn't come in, I hit the sack. 160 had exactly one QSO in the log the entire
first night -- W3LPL. K3LR couldn't hear me! Nothing else heard at all.

Second night much better on the low bands. Had a nice EU opening for about an
hour on 80 early in the evening. Managed to work a few Caribbean on 160, but
most couldn't hear me. Can't believe I didn't work PJ2T -- never heard him.

The "relaxed" approach was employed again the second night -- plenty
of sleep. 40 was again open to EU nicely, but completely closed to JA. I
ended up working a grand total of 19 JA stations on 40 meters. I worked no
JA's at all on 80. I called JA7YRR there for a while but he never heard me. I
was going to go outside with a flashlight to see if the 4 square was still
there!

Fantastic to hear the world (well, the world except most of Africa) on for this
one. Always a blast to see the exotic multipliers in the log!

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: N9RV
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: N9RV

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 3 166 0 0 169 169 7.6
0100 0 0 27 42 0 0 69 238 10.6
0200 0 0 39 15 0 0 54 292 13.1
0300 0 13 18 1 0 0 32 324 14.5
0400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 324 14.5
0500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 324 14.5
0600 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 327 14.6
0700 0 15 9 0 0 0 24 351 15.7
0800 0 6 6 0 0 0 12 363 16.2
0900 1 1 13 0 0 0 15 378 16.9
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 378 16.9
1100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 378 16.9
1200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 378 16.9
1300 0 0 7 8 0 0 15 393 17.6
1400 0 0 1 138 0 0 139 532 23.8
1500 0 0 0 62 35 0 97 629 28.1
1600 0 0 0 58 32 0 90 719 32.2
1700 0 0 0 58 88 0 146 865 38.7
1800 0 0 0 51 33 0 84 949 42.4
1900 0 0 0 10 1 0 11 960 42.9
2000 0 0 0 42 11 0 53 1013 45.3
2100 0 0 0 39 32 0 71 1084 48.5
2200 0 0 0 41 137 0 178 1262 56.4
2300 0 0 0 19 77 0 96 1358 60.7
0000 0 0 4 95 2 0 101 1459 65.3
0100 0 13 7 36 0 0 56 1515 67.8
0200 3 4 29 0 0 0 36 1551 69.4
0300 1 0 11 0 0 0 12 1563 69.9
0400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1563 69.9
0500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1563 69.9
0600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1563 69.9
0700 3 6 17 0 0 0 26 1589 71.1
0800 2 1 6 3 0 0 12 1601 71.6
0900 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1601 71.6
1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1601 71.6
1100 2 3 17 0 0 0 22 1623 72.6
1200 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 1627 72.8
1300 0 0 3 3 0 0 6 1633 73.0
1400 0 0 0 21 0 0 21 1654 74.0
1500 0 0 0 104 0 0 104 1758 78.6
1600 0 0 0 91 17 0 108 1866 83.5
1700 0 0 0 12 18 1 31 1897 84.8
1800 0 0 0 42 13 15 70 1967 88.0
1900 0 0 0 1 0 20 21 1988 88.9
2000 0 0 0 23 7 0 30 2018 90.3
2100 0 0 0 21 4 0 25 2043 91.4
2200 0 0 0 9 110 0 119 2162 96.7
2300 0 0 0 25 49 0 74 2236 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 12 63 223 1236 666 36 2236

Gross QSOs=2270 Dupes=34 Net QSOs=2236

Unique callsigns worked = 1852

The best 60 minute rate was 187/hour from 2221 to 2320
The best 30 minute rate was 226/hour from 2221 to 2250
The best 10 minute rate was 270/hour from 2230 to 2239

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 6 times.
5 QSOs/minute 29 times.
4 QSOs/minute 78 times.
3 QSOs/minute 157 times.
2 QSOs/minute 358 times.
1 QSOs/minute 556 times.

There were 334 bandchanges and 140 (6.3%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 9 34 72 137 104 2 358 16.0
South America 2 12 27 77 80 34 232 10.4
Europe 0 8 76 617 110 0 811 36.3
Asia 0 0 22 364 314 0 700 31.3
Africa 0 5 9 14 23 0 51 2.3
Oceania 1 4 17 27 35 0 84 3.8
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 12 63 223 1236 666 36 2236

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 21
4 510
5 618
6 1059
7 4
8 20
9 3
10 1

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B8 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4X 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 0.2
5B 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
5H 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6Y 1 1 2 1 1 0 6 0.3
8P 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.3
9A 0 0 2 11 3 0 16 0.7
9H 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
9M6 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.1
9X 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9Y 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.3
A3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
A5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
A9 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
BV 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
BY 0 0 0 10 4 0 14 0.6
CE 0 0 2 9 7 0 18 0.8
CE9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CM 0 2 5 0 4 0 11 0.5
CN 0 3 3 3 3 0 12 0.5
CT 0 0 1 3 6 0 10 0.4
CT3 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 0.2
CU 0 1 1 0 2 0 4 0.2
CX 0 0 0 2 6 3 11 0.5
D4 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
DL 0 0 6 76 1 0 83 3.7
DU 0 0 1 7 4 0 12 0.5
E7 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0.2
EA 0 1 4 22 34 0 61 2.7
EA6 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.1
EA8 0 0 3 3 7 0 13 0.6
EA9 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
EI 0 1 0 3 1 0 5 0.2
ER 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ES 0 0 3 5 0 0 8 0.4
EU 0 1 1 9 0 0 11 0.5
F 0 0 5 31 6 0 42 1.9
FM 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.1
FY 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
G 0 1 1 26 4 0 32 1.4
GI 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 0.2
GJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
GM 0 0 1 4 4 0 9 0.4
GW 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0.2
H4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
HA 0 0 2 6 2 0 10 0.4
HB 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 0.4
HC 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.2
HI 0 1 2 2 2 1 8 0.4
HK 0 1 2 3 2 1 9 0.4
HL 0 0 0 8 3 0 11 0.5
HP 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
HS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
HZ 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
I 0 0 10 75 25 0 110 4.9
IS 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
*IT9 0 0 0 4 5 0 9 0.4
J6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
JA 0 0 19 316 304 0 639 28.6
JT 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
K 3 1 21 71 48 0 144 6.4
KG4 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
KH0 0 0 2 2 2 0 6 0.3
KH2 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
KH6 1 4 5 7 5 0 22 1.0
KL 0 1 1 6 4 0 12 0.5
KP2 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
LA 0 0 2 12 0 0 14 0.6
LU 1 2 2 14 14 9 42 1.9
LX 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
LY 0 1 0 18 0 0 19 0.8
LZ 0 0 1 9 1 0 11 0.5
OA 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
OD 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OE 0 0 1 7 0 0 8 0.4
OH 0 0 3 30 0 0 33 1.5
OH0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
OK 0 0 4 11 1 0 16 0.7
OM 0 1 1 12 0 0 14 0.6
ON 0 0 2 16 1 0 19 0.8
OZ 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 0.4
P4 0 1 2 3 2 1 9 0.4
PA 0 0 2 24 3 0 29 1.3
PJ2 0 0 1 2 2 1 6 0.3
PJ4 1 3 2 3 3 3 15 0.7
PY 0 2 8 30 30 12 82 3.7
PZ 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
S5 0 0 7 16 1 0 24 1.1
SM 0 0 0 25 0 0 25 1.1
SP 0 0 3 27 0 0 30 1.3
SV 0 0 1 6 0 0 7 0.3
SV5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
T7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
T8 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
TA 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
*TA1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TF 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
TG 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
TI 0 1 0 4 3 0 8 0.4
TK 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
UA 0 0 3 47 1 0 51 2.3
UA2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
UA9 0 0 0 14 1 0 15 0.7
UN 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
UR 0 0 3 17 0 0 20 0.9
V2 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.1
V3 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 0.1
VE 5 20 32 46 31 0 134 6.0
VK 0 0 3 0 9 0 12 0.5
VP2M 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.1
VP5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
VR 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
XE 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 0.2
YB 0 0 3 7 9 0 19 0.8
YL 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0.2
YO 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 0.4
YU 0 1 3 10 0 0 14 0.6
*Z6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
YV 0 0 3 2 4 1 10 0.4
Z3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ZF 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
ZL 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
ZP 0 0 1 3 2 0 6 0.3
ZS 0 0 2 3 8 0 13 0.6
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 12 63 223 1236 666 36 2236

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
25 0 0 19 324 307 0 650 29.1
14 0 4 26 267 66 0 363 16.2
15 0 3 40 250 42 0 335 15.0
04 6 12 31 72 26 0 147 6.6
11 0 2 9 33 32 12 88 3.9
16 0 1 7 74 0 0 82 3.7
05 1 4 4 20 52 0 81 3.6
09 1 8 13 16 17 10 65 2.9
13 1 2 2 16 20 12 53 2.4
08 1 8 14 7 15 2 47 2.1
03 1 3 16 22 1 0 43 1.9
20 0 0 3 32 1 0 36 1.6
33 0 5 7 7 13 0 32 1.4
27 0 0 4 12 8 0 24 1.1
28 0 0 4 7 11 0 22 1.0
31 1 4 5 7 5 0 22 1.0
24 0 0 0 12 6 0 18 0.8
12 0 0 2 9 7 0 18 0.8
01 0 1 3 8 3 0 15 0.7
07 0 3 1 6 4 0 14 0.6
19 0 0 0 11 2 0 13 0.6
38 0 0 2 3 8 0 13 0.6
30 0 0 2 0 9 0 11 0.5
10 0 0 1 2 4 0 7 0.3
02 0 2 1 1 2 0 6 0.3
06 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 0.2
21 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 0.2
32 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.2
18 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
35 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
40 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
29 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
39 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
22 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
26 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
23 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
17 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
36 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
37 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 12 63 223 1236 666 36 2236

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1570
2 bands 216
3 bands 40
4 bands 16
5 bands 10
6 bands 0

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 5 15 103 993 442 12
 
WA1FCN   SOSB(A)/40 LP   54,4882017-10-30 05:20:15
I rarely operate phone and thought I would try something different.
I had never tried low power on 40 mtr SSB. Wow that was work !
Think I'll stick to CW. 2 element 40 @ 70 ft
BoB WA1FCN
 
N3TWM(@W3YA)   SOABClassic HP   77,1752017-10-30 05:24:41
Operated from W3YA, limited time due to work both days and family obligations.
Rig was 756 Pro 3, amp was PW-1. 4el Tribander at 80ft, inverted vs on 40 and
80. Thanks for the many contacts. Conditions seemed very good and I wish I had
more time to operate.
 
YP3A(YO3GOD)   SOSB/15Classic HP   296,9642017-10-30 05:28:05
Great contest
 
SN7D(SQ7D)   SOAB(A) HP   2,541,5862017-10-30 05:40:23
VERY STRONG WIND AT CONTEST WEEKEND. NICE CONDITIONS, ALL BANDS OPEN. 20/15M
BEST, 40M CROWDED AS ALWAYS - FORTY SHORTY IS TOO SMALL AND TOO LOW FOR
EFFECTIVE RUN. POWER FAILURE FOR LITERALLY 2 SECONDS CAUSED A BLACK OUT BUT
NOTHING SERIOUS. LOOSEN SCREWS AT ANTENNA ROTOR LIKE ALWAYS WHEN WIND IS 20-30
M/S
lOW MOTIVATION AT SATURDAY DUE WEATHER AND ANTENNAS FAILURE 3 WEEKS AGO BUT AT
SUNDAY I TAKEN A GRIP AND ALL WAS OK. NEW PIPE FOR ANTENNAS IS STRONG ENOUGH TO
FIGHT WITH WINDS.
THANKS FOR ALL CONTACTS AND SEE YOU AT 2018 CONTEST SEASON.
MATT SQ7D/SN7D
 
YO9HP   SOSB/40 HP   244,2712017-10-30 05:41:26
My plan was to challenge the old YO record for SO-HP-40m (240 K). But it seems I

chose the wrong band, for this weekend propagation. With 2 Yagi antennas (3 el
+ 2 el) and 800 W output, I could not achieve any good runs, neither DX nor EU,
until Sunday evening. Finally, during the last 6 hours of the contest, condx
improved and I managed to reach the 240 K target, with 15 minutes before the
end of the contest. I ended with a final score of 244 K (1.6% over the target),
of course too
small difference to survive to log checking process. And all the struggle
happened when other EU ops were logging hundred of NA calls on 15 and 20 m
bands.... But, overall, I am talking about CQWW, so there is always some fun.
73 and see you all in 4 weeks, in CQ-WW-CW! Alex, YO9HP
 
YTØZ(YU1ZZ)   SOABClassic HP   2,965,4822017-10-30 05:48:24
73 de Milan
YU1ZZ - YT0Z
 
K8AJS   SOSB/20Classic LP   5,9042017-10-30 05:55:15
Thanks to all for the QSOs!

Rig: Elecraft K3 w/P3
Antenna: 3 ele quad
Software: N1MM Logger+ v1.0.6858.0
 
DJ5AN   SOAB(A) HP   1,710,1442017-10-30 05:58:06
Nice to work all friends agn
 
CB3R(CE3KHZ)   SOAB LP   552,3342017-10-30 05:58:13
Surprised by the amount of QSO. It is the first time that in a "CQ WW"
contest I exceed 1000 contacts (even in CW mode). 10 meters as always a band
that contributed a lot. Many thanks to my wife for her support which allowed me
to stay 35 hours close to the station. Undoubtedly TS-570D behaving like a K3.
TH3MK4 excellent antenna (soon to rise 1 meter more height). One issue to
overcome is the "antenna rotor" .. Twice in the tower to change the
direction of the antenna. the first 24 hours I lost many QSO because the
antenna was pointing to Africa (Thanks to that I worked GABON hehehe). See you
next time. CE3KHZ
 
VE3JAQ   SOAB(A)Classic LP   381,4722017-10-30 06:03:18
Need more room need better antennas and upgrade rig. What can I say.
Oh and more time on the air :)
Good fun nevertheless. Nice to hear Josh's station with 6Y4T.
...eh Harry??
 
DL4YAO   SOAB(A) HP   547,2002017-10-30 06:05:19
Nice to see 15/20m open to ZL, VK9, KH2, KH0, W6, W7, KH7, KL7 ..

IC7800, 8877
80m Inv-L
40m Vert. Dipol
20m 2 Ele
15m 4 Ele
10m 1 Ele ..
 
VK6WX   SOAB(A) LP   8,5602017-10-30 06:08:19
Checklog only.
40 & 15 were good, 20 & 10 were dead. Unusual!
 
CR3A   M/S HP   21,258,8162017-10-30 06:08:33
This was a classic MS operation. Just two radios - one for running and the other
for S&P multipliers.

Four operators doing RUN CT1BOH, CT1FFU, CT3DL and PY1NB
All the five operators looking for Mults in the mult station

Antennas, rotor and towers in very bad condition.

The two crank-up towers were down at 5 meter high. The 15 meter antenna did not
suffer much, but on 40 the 2 el played very poorly.

Anyway the mountain QTH does his magic, so we had great fun and runs. The run
operator had a very good run with 342 QSOs on saturday and 321 QSOs on sunday,
both on 15 meters running US at 18z, the most looked for slot for operating
from Madeira...

No technical problems, and the team not only had very good spirit but also
enjoyed very good weather for this time of the year.


Antenas:

160 - Dipole
80 - Slopping dipole
40 - 2 el @ 5 meters high for EU + Inverted V for USA
20 - 5 el for EU + 4 element fixed for USA
15 - 5el for EU @ 5 meters high + 5 el for USA
10 - 5 el for EU + Tribander for USA

2 non terminated beverages


CR3A
By band - All modes
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |
Total |
| | | | | | | |
|
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 00 | | | 146 | | | |
146 |
| 01 | | 54 | 49 | | | |
103 |
| 02 | 10 | 83 | 3 | | | |
96 |
| 03 | 57 | 47 | 26 | | | |
130 |
| 04 | 3 | 207 | 17 | | | |
227 |
| 05 | 5 | 76 | 59 | 5 | | |
145 |
| 06 | | 7 | 173 | 15 | | |
195 |
| 07 | | 5 | 21 | 128 | 7 | |
161 |
| 08 | | | | 203 | 27 | 3 |
233 |
| 09 | | | | 84 | 134 | 13 |
231 |
| 10 | | | | 9 | 262 | 20 |
291 |
| 11 | | | | 9 | 239 | 8 |
256 |
| 12 | | | | | 175 | |
175 |
| 13 | | | | 4 | 170 | 54 |
228 |
| 14 | | | | 12 | 115 | 70 |
197 |
| 15 | | | 2 | 1 | 14 | 227 |
244 |
| 16 | | | 1 | 7 | 6 | 246 |
260 |
| 17 | | | 2 | 5 | 121 | 106 |
234 |
| 18 | | 7 | | 3 | 342 | 7 |
359 |
| 19 | 1 | 3 | | 45 | 180 | |
229 |
| 20 | 3 | 2 | 6 | 138 | | |
149 |
| 21 | 1 | 1 | 118 | | | |
120 |
| 22 | 3 | | 115 | 1 | | |
119 |
| 23 | | 99 | 25 | 1 | | |
125 |
| 00 | 3 | 120 | 2 | 1 | | |
126 |
| 01 | 6 | 8 | 114 | | | |
128 |
| 02 | 4 | 1 | 141 | | | |
146 |
| 03 | 1 | 44 | 50 | | | |
95 |
| 04 | | 97 | | | | |
97 |
| 05 | 2 | 83 | 2 | | | |
87 |
| 06 | 68 | 45 | | | | |
113 |
| 07 | | 1 | | 129 | 4 | |
134 |
| 08 | | | | 179 | 1 | 3 |
183 |
| 09 | | | | 164 | 3 | 2 |
169 |
| 10 | | | | 85 | 119 | 1 |
205 |
| 11 | | | | | 185 | 1 |
186 |
| 12 | | | | 5 | 160 | 2 |
167 |
| 13 | | | | 160 | | |
160 |
| 14 | | | | 11 | 105 | 59 |
175 |
| 15 | | | | | | 226 |
226 |
| 16 | | | 2 | | 156 | 28 |
186 |
| 17 | | | 4 | | 274 | 1 |
279 |
| 18 | | | 2 | | 321 | 2 |
325 |
| 19 | | | 2 | 9 | 211 | 2 |
224 |
| 20 | 1 | | | 174 | 1 | |
176 |
| 21 | | 17 | 1 | 72 | | |
90 |
| 22 | 23 | 8 | | 87 | | |
118 |
| 23 | 29 | 81 | | 3 | | |
113 |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| | 220 | 1096 | 1083 | 1749 | 3332 | 1081 |
8561 |
 
N1IBM   SOAB(A) HP   165,4382017-10-30 06:09:20
It was a very disappointing weekend my amp went out at noon Saturday. at that
point I attempted to get a spare amp going but just never happened. at least I
had a few points to add at the start of the contest and a project to get fixed
for the next contest.
73
Skip
 
N4RJ   SOSB(A)/160 HP   5,3752017-10-30 06:11:41
Condx not good, missed a few. Lots of Fun as always. Val
 
N2GA   SOABClassic LP   337,6882017-10-30 06:13:55
Now I remember why I like CW contests! This was really hard for us low power
folks. Everyone was crammed into 15 and 20. Splatter was everywhere.

That said, CQ WW is still a fun contest with lots of good DX. I worked just
about everything I heard and conditions were not as bad as I thought they would
be. It was nice to work so many great operators from all around the world.
Thanks for the contacts!

73, George
 
LU5DX   SOAB(A) HP   230,7282017-10-30 06:13:56
Rig: FTDX3000
Ant: Vertical GP
Amp: Alpha 87a @800 W.
Sofware: N1MM+
 
W1GD   SOAB(A) HP   2,563,0802017-10-30 06:16:11
Station: K3 & Alpha 78

Antennas: KT-36XA at 60 feet, 40M rotating dipole at 60 feet, 80M double-L
& 160M double-L. 5-el YCCC array on receive.

Decent conditions for this part of the cycle. High winds & heavy rains
played havoc with the wire antennas in the last 2+ hours.
 
K4ME   SOABClassic LP   542017-10-30 06:22:32
Not able to get on the air as much as I wanted due to other activities competing
for my time.
 
NC6B   SOAB(A) HP   28,8652017-10-30 06:24:05
Rig:
Radio: Flex 6500
Amp: SPE Expert 1.3K-FA
Antenna: SteppIR DB36 @ 75ft and OCFD @ 70 ft
Thanks
Kent
NC6B
 
C6ARW(NØHJZ)   SOAB LP   1,928,5502017-10-30 06:28:19
Set up on Grand Bahama with a rotating dipole for 10-15-20 (at 25 feet), a
vertical for 40-80 and an inverted L for 160 (could only get it up 20 feet).

It was tough to Europe on most bands as the Europeans CQ'd in my face often.
The plight of a low power, small antenna set-up. Some of the runs in the
afternoon to US/EU were fantastic with hourly rates over 240.

I had to take off 11 hours due to the tropical storm that formed just south of
here. Lots of lightning and winds over 50 mph early in the morning of Sunday.
I lost the inverted L in the storm and my vertical was bent to 45 degrees.

A fun event and a new (claimed) low-power unassisted Bahamian record. Thanks
to everyone who called me! It was fun to hand out the multiplier!
 
WD5K   SOSB/15 HP   135,9522017-10-30 06:30:45
Elecraft K3 -> Amp
TH7DX @ 50\'
 
VE3XKZ   SOABRookie LP   40,7102017-10-30 06:36:34
First time for me in the CQWWDX contest. Blown away by number of stations on the
air. I need to pay more attention to multipliers. Great fun.
 
V47JA   SOAB(A) HP   247,2002017-10-30 06:43:43
Replaced all antennas destroyed in hurricanes IRMA and MARIA, new ones seemed to
really do the job. Sure was quiet down here without V47T, off from sever
hurricane damage, but they shall return. For sure 15m was the HOT band. Thanks
for all the Q's.
 
WX4G   SOAB(A) HP   92,4002017-10-30 06:44:19
Still working on fixing IRMA damage..but got the tower to load on 160 on Friday.
The kt-37/46ft boom is still on the ground..so just have 2el stepper fixed on
Europe. Worked 3C1L on 80 meter cw for a new country...so weekend not a total
loss. Bob WX4G
 
AA3S   SOAB(A) HP   331,4192017-10-30 06:45:51
Clean sweep of Zone 5 ;-)
 
KM4HI   SOAB(A) HP   535,3702017-10-30 06:48:48
Part time S&P. Quiet solar conditions, lots of activity.
Nice to hear 15 and 10m open. Great LU & PY activity on
10m as in years past. Thanks to all for the Q's.
73 - Jim KM4HI
 
NR3X(N4YDU)   SOAB HP   6,359,2232017-10-30 06:48:49
Another fantastic CQWW SSB - I’ve been playing in this one since the early 90s
and it never gets old. Very special thanks to W2RE, WW2DX of Remotehamradio.com
(RHR) as well as station owner KA2HTV for use of this newly engineered super QTH
in Lubec, Maine.

This opportunity came up just a few days before the contest and I happily
jumped on it. The Momobeam antennas performed fantastically.

15M really made the weekend great - there was a bottomless pit of EU to work.
This was pretty much the case on 20 as well. The 20M asia opening late the
second day was a big treat as well.

Even with a 4 EL 40M OWA on a 50 foot boom, 40M SSB is still quite a challenge.
Regardless, I had a great time running EU and other parts of the world. The low
bands were solid this year and running split on 80 successfully for the first
time was quite a thrill. One note on 10M, the South American pile-up on Sunday
afternoon was a total treat.

Station:

One K3/0 and N1MM Plus

Antennas:
This station has 140' of rotating Rohn 55 tower with a triple stack of 16
element MomoBeam tri-banders at 125'/90'/55' and a 4 element MoMo Beam 40m yagi
on 50' boom at 137'.

10m - 7/7/7
15m - 5/5/5
20m - 4/4/4
40m - 4 elements
80m - Four Square
160m - 1/4 wave Vertical

See everyone in the CW leg as NR3X from Eastport, ME.

73,

Nate/N4YDU
 
OM3BH   SOSB(A)/15 HP   458,6222017-10-30 07:05:17
I participated in the contest just for recreation and greet my friends. The 15m
band seemed to me in good shape. On Sunday morning during the opening to JA,
interrupted electricity supply for 2 hours. In the afternoon, electricity
supplies have been interrupted several times due to the strong wind that has
swept through central Europe.
See you in the next contests!
 
G4IIY   SOSB(A)/160 HP   30,0962017-10-30 07:05:38
Could only manage 10 hours in the shack because of a stack of other commitments.
I just wanted to try out my recently improved 160m inverted L. It seemed to
work ok, although conditions on the first night were awful. Struggled to hear
some callers to the west through the noise. The second night was far better
and I wish that I had started earlier, rather than awaiting until about 0600.

Highlights were being called by FY5KE, A77A and by JT5DX, who then spotted me
on the cluster.

Ian G4IIY
 
VC3X(VE7VR)   SOAB HP   1,861,9582017-10-30 07:08:57
Conditions were way better than I expected. Great long openings to Europe on 15,
20 and 40. Even 10M was a surprise especially on Sunday afternoon when all the
Caribbean expeditions were on,as well as many from Brazil......popping out of
the silence. It had more of a 6M feel. Looking forward to CW operating from
Vancouver Island.
 
KØEJ   SOAB HP   2,432,5202017-10-30 07:14:53
Interesting mix of conditions. Low bands were tough here, 20 was just a jungle,
15 rocked to EU (and finally to JA at the end) and a lone EU (CU4DX) on 10M to
go with our many friends to the south. Great way to spend a weekend!

73, Mark K0EJ
 
NA4K   SOAB(A) HP   210,5402017-10-30 07:20:12
At the start SFI=76, A=5, K=2.

I thought the band conditions were pretty good
for the short amount of time that I was active.


Steve NA4K




.
 
HI3T   SOAB LP   3,511,0892017-10-30 07:24:06
THANKS FOR ALL THE QSO'S

GOD BLESS YOU AND CU IN THE CW LEG

73'S
TED,HI3T
@ LA SINCRETICA POP


ALSO THANK YOU MR.LID FOR THE QRM
 
TM4Q(F6FYA)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   698,0222017-10-30 07:24:30
Contest opens propagation...
 
OQ5M(ON5ZO)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   111,1502017-10-30 07:28:11
I made another 600 QSO on the other bands during the day. No worries, I
submitted the full log.

73
Franki ON5ZO = OQ5M

http://www.oq5m.be
 
W4JAM   SOAB HP   898,1912017-10-30 07:41:39
Was able to work 38 zones so band were not to bad. 80 meter and has problems
that I did not know about. Watched base ball game Sat night and had other
things to do Sunday. All S/P

DB36 @ 105 ft
4 element steppir side mount 60 ft
A4 @60 ft
K3
Acom 2000A
 
N2TK   SOAB(A) HP   1,966,7722017-10-30 07:44:03
KP2M has suffered a lot of storm damage (2 towers down and all antennas trashed)
so operated from home. Tried low power the first day. That was the pits. For the
second day switched on the KPA500 and ran 500W. It still was tough. I miss my
Acom2000A. Can't wait till I get the KPA1500.
 
LZ1AQ   SOSB(A)/80 HP   23,4002017-10-30 07:45:48
Worked only at the evenings. Both mornings on 80 m are missed, so no stations
from NA. Some QSO on 20m .
TX: Icom 756pro + 300W PA, RX: Perseus SDR sync. with 756pro,
TX Ant: T vertical ( top at 15m) with 6 elevated radials each 7.5 m
RX Ant: Phased array with small magn. loops and short dipoles.
Assisted: OH2AQ DX cluster.
 
K9DJT   SOAB(A)Classic HP   35,6872017-10-30 07:46:05
It was only a part time effort but I had a good time!
 
NØIJ   M/2 HP   1,383,9222017-10-30 07:47:32
Had fun with friends at my far NW Wisconsin cabin location. Pretty tough on the
low bands. Just about all S/P except near end on 15.
Equipment:
K3/Alpha (2), F12 C4/C3 at 82'/57', A4 at 55', 40 4SQ, 80 4SQ, 160 top loaded
vert
The 6 pack failed which gave us fits, but still a lot of fun.
Thanks.
John, N0IJ
Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin
 
VA4HZ(VE4HAZ)   SOAB LP   18,9752017-10-30 07:53:15
Conditions were not great here during the local night times. Missed most of
Sunday because of a family emergency. Openings on 15m to Europe and on 80m to
KH6 were good. A fun contest as always!
 
HP1XT   SOAB(A) HP   459,5402017-10-30 07:55:13
Vertical dipole + wire out window and 500w still amaze me. Tnx for the Qs. Sri
for those QRPers who did not make it into the log. Unusually high noise level
on the high bands this weekend.See QRZ for station description and log search.
 
OU2V(OZ1FJB)   SOSB/160 QRP   5892017-10-30 07:56:22
on and off during the test, and hard to work the big sigs.. but fun anyway.
 
VE6WZ   SOAB(A) HP   453,5962017-10-30 07:58:14
K3s twin remote set-up, ACOM 2000a, 2 el 10-80m at 100', shunt fed tower 160m.

I started out to see if 40m would be worth a serious attempt, but EU seemed
very muted in the evening, so I decided it might be more fun to play around on
all bands.
It was fun to test out the new remote station on all bands. I only called CQ
two or three times and spent most of the time doing the
"point-and-shoot" game.
 
K5FUV   SOAB LP   458,3462017-10-30 07:58:19
Better cndx than I expected, especially Sunday afternoon. 10M was a pleasant
surprise, much better than last year's 3 QSOs. The new hexbeam was a big help.
Looking forward to getting it a little higher (might be at 25 ft. now.)

The one thing I haven't solved here is the noise problem. I track noise in the
daytime, but at night, here it comes, usually 20db over 9. There's some tricks
I can use on the FT-1000MP to mitigate the problem somewhat, but even a low
noise receive antenna hasn't helped, so I usually end up just using the
vertical.

This is my highest score from this location so far.
 
K7IDX/7   SOAB(A) LP   8,0462017-10-30 07:59:07
/7 from Oregon coast near Gold Beach
TS-570 and HI-Q antenna with 8 foot whip, battery powered
 
N5AA(@K5NA)   M/M HP   2,579,1872017-10-30 07:59:36
We threw together a last minute multi-multi effort just before the contest. The
alert went out 24 hours before the contest to local possible operators.

The intent was to have a fun weekend with no stress and no pushing to be a
serious contender. K5QB (ex. KB9IIZ) and WA2VYA responded to come over and
operate with Susan (K5DU) and me (K5NA). We chose to do a multi-multi to avoid
restrictions from band changes and number of signals on the air at the same
time. That way anyone could sit down and operate at an open station at anytime.


After the contest started, we operated, visited with each other, completely
stopped for meals, and slept at nights. Somehow we managed to be on the air for
37 hours, more than I thought we would. But a lot of that was with only one
operator in the ham shack.

Most of the operating was done by K5QB and WA2VYA and they did a fine job. They
kept the station on the air for 37 hours and made over 2.5M. They were certainly
more serious than I was.

Susan, K5DU, did a lot of back-up operating and still managed to provide meals
and support for the effort. I did little operating and spent all day Sunday
putting up a beverage antenna to the east so I could hear and work 3C1L on 160M
after dark. (I was successful)

Maybe next year we will do a serious effort.

73, Richard - K5NA
 
K4RO   SOABClassic HP   65,3122017-10-30 08:00:04
Just some part-time S&P plinking during a busy weekend.

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
1.8 3 7 3 3 2.3
3.5 16 40 6 12 2.5
7 52 137 17 35 2.6
14 61 168 16 38 2.8
21 21 58 7 17 2.8
28 2 6 1 2 3.0
Total 155 416 50 107 2.7

Score : 65,312
 
KØVXU   SOABClassic HP   238,3202017-10-30 08:02:04
K3, TL922A, TH6DXX, Sloping Vees (80 & 40), Inverted L (160), N1MM+

A very short time operation. Amp went down after about 10.5 hours. Tried to
work a some at low power with moderate success. But contesting got cut short
due to a somewhat minor medical episode.

Great fun while it lasted. Hope to get station back at full force for CQWWCW.

73,
Russ
 
K2PO   SOAB(A) HP   79,8602017-10-30 08:10:41
'Laid low by a bad case of poison ivy this weekend, so put in just a few hours.

CU in CW!

/Bill, K2PO
Portland, OR
 
KM4JA   SOAB(A) HP   139,9202017-10-30 08:19:44
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
7 52 148 10 31 2.8
14 164 448 18 57 2.7
21 74 201 13 28 2.7
28 17 51 3 5 3.0
Total 307 848 44 121 2.8
Score: 139,920
1 Mult = 1.9 Q's

Had fun. Big difference this year with a new IC-7300 xcvr compared to 25 yr
old TS-440SAT and having an amplifier to use.
 
WØETT   SOABClassic LP   174,2122017-10-30 08:20:52
I checked 10m Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday morning finding no openings.
Then, Sunday afternoon and 10m opened all over Caribbean and SA - nice to log 41
Qs! Otherwise, 15m and 20m were the places to be.

Ken, W0ETT
Rig: IC756pro3 100w to tribander and 4 el 20.
 
W6QU(W8QZA)   SOAB QRP   72,7262017-10-30 08:21:20
STATION W8QZA:

Radio: Elecraft K-2, 5 Watts.

Antennas:
10-15-20 Meters: 3 el Stepp-IR up 32 feet
40 Meters: DX-LB trap dipole up 30 feet
40-80 Meters: Butternut HF-2V Vertical with 3 radials
-------------------------------------------------------

The most frustrating thing about poor conditions is that I can call a station
that is 20 db over S-9 and they can continue to call CQ in my face. ...Wow. I
found several of these stations I the last 10 minutes of the contest which kept
me from hitting 200 Qs!

I have entered 115 major contests in the All-Band category since 1990. I have
had less than 200 Qs in only 7 of them. The last time was 2008 which also
happened to be in the CQ WWDX SSB. I had 191 Qs in that contest. I have to go
back to the 1900's when I was a contest beginner to find other AB DX contests
with less than 200 Qs!

N1MM clocks my op time at 18.0 hours. But that is terribly misleading. For
example, from 14:15 to 16:15 on Sunday AM I was at the rig all the time and
logged NO Qs! N1MM counts this as "Off time". I call it incredibly
frustrating time.

I did have several good Qs that made me trip the VOX with a cheer: B1Z on 15
was the best for me. It is very difficult for me to work BY in a contest.
Also getting RW0A for zone 18 in one call.

Other good Qs were D4Z, AH0BT, and a TK on 15, and D4C on 20.

The most frustrating was hearing XU7AJA calling blank CQs with a 5-9 sig, but
he just couldn't hear me.

My DXCC was 48 (58 last year) and my WAZ was 24 (23 last year). So while I
covered an even slightly larger area of the globe, I had considerably less
countries.

My European count was up quite a bit from last year, and 12.6% of my Qs were in
Europe compared to only 2% last year. And 75% of my Qs were off-continent,
...not bad for 5 watts.

Anyway, no rig problems and in the end it is always fun!

See you in the second half of the CQ WWDX CW contest. I will be coming home
from family Thanksgiving on Saturday.

...Bill W6QU - W8QZA
 
ZB2TT   SOAB(A) LP   878,0202017-10-30 08:22:21
Rig: IC-7300 100w (SO1R)
Antenna 20m-10m: Hex Beam @9m / 29ft (fixed north)
Antenna 40m-80m: Folded 30m Dipole (ATU needed)
Software: N1MM

A non competitive entry.

Contesting from ZB brings a lot of challenges, little space and high population
density do not help for antenna space or QRM.

Massively restricted antennas on 80m and 40m heavily affected my score, search
and pouncing was extremely difficult let alone running.

Low power and small antennas is very hard work in SSB, once a run is
established holding the frequency for any period of time proved impossible.
Once spotted running was possible but slow due to amount of repeats I needed to
send (due to adjacent stations wiping me out.)

10m - Good on Saturday afternoon into northern Europe, Scandinavia was
particularly loud. As per usual the band was open very nicely to South America
and the Caribbean. PZ5K and FY5KE where very loud for hours.

15m - Saturday great conditions all afternoon into Northern Europe. Sunday skip
was shorter around Europe and I managed my only run into North America.

20m - Only possibility on this band was running below 14.150 where the
bandwidth was slightly less contested. Band performance seemed poor and signals
seemed attenuated, for example LR and LPL where only S9, but S9++ on other
bands.

40m - Huge signals out of W/VE, however I had real problems being heard on this
band. I managed a run of around 12 QSOs on Sunday morning.

80m - Best efforts, anyone that heard has very good ears.

73 DE ZB2TT / M0TTT
 
K1KNQ   SOSB(A)/80 HP   52,6302017-10-30 08:28:03
Rig: Yaesu FTDX-5000MPL + Alpha 87A
Ant: full size 4 square vertical array.
Logging: N1MM+
A bit of a struggle with propagation not favoring us here in FL.
Also, a learning experience for me with the new xcvr. First time in a contest
environment. Took me some time playing with all the "bells and
whistles" to set for best receiver performance.
Now back to work on raising the new 40 meter yagi.
CU in CQWWCW.
73
Jack K1KNQ
 
VE6WQ(@VE6JY)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   886,9122017-10-30 08:34:14
Fairly good conditions this year considering the low solar flux and the coronal
hol stream earlier in the week. JA and SE Asia were very weak all weekend. Only
a handful of JA's worked and although I saw spots for many SE Asia mults they
were just too weak. On Friday night the polar opening started very early at
0330z with lots of Middle East and deep Russian signals but only lasted a short
time. Never managed to work EX8M who had a very strong signal at times. Not much
at midnight and when I got up at 1030z the band was in excellent shape with lots
of Eu signals. Difficult to get ay Eu runs going until about 1600z so they were
not long. Saturday night very poor polar opening and not much activity heard
until about 1000z. Missed a number of good mults when the runs to US and Eu
were too good to stop and loose a freq. Never heard zone 34 or 36 and missed
ET3AA and C93PA in zone 37. Both Saturday and Sunday runs to the US were
excellent. Overall about 60% US and 40% EU QSOs.
Equipment ICOM IC-756ProII, homebrew amp. Antennas were 5x5x5x5 with the top
yagi at 200 feet. Only used one 20m stack.
As always Don was a great host making the station available, keeping me awake
in the wee hours and making sure I didn't go hungry or get dehydrated.
Looking forward to CW.
 
S56Y   SOSB(A)/40 HP   514,1762017-10-30 08:46:08
Not bad for my first contest on 40M.
Thanks to Ted-S52X for all support!
 
W2RE(@W1/EASTPORT)   SOAB HP   7,024,0902017-10-30 08:49:02
Remote Operation from Eastport, Maine

First of all, Congrats to Doug Grant K1DG! Incredible job OM!

Let me first talk about station operation and future developments before I get
into the contest.

My last CQWW operation was in 2012 which I participated from my Summit, NY Qth.
I was physically onsite operating with Yaesu 1000mp’s and tube amplifies, I
now look back and think how archaic that operation seems to me today. I still
operate that awesome Catskill QTH but with a K3/0-mini on my kitchen table.

W1/Eastport:

In 2015 we purchased 63/ac land on the Atlantic Ocean where it meets with the
Bay Fundy in Eastport, ME. IMHO, its ideally the best location in the USA.
Video taken by drone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWmTk1A3M1Y

The Eastport station is completely automated for remote operation and it works
awesome for daily use but it has limitation for contesting as configured today
in SO2R or Multi. As we continue to build this station out with future
towers/antennas development we will cleverly incorporate seamless operations
for contesting. Like anything it takes time to develop a station but we add
another whole other level of complexity doing it remote.

W1/Lubec:

In Dayton this year, Dr. David Borenstein KA2HTV asked If we could develop him
s station just like W1/Eastport for his own personal remote operation. In a few
short months we went from nothing to an awesome station located in Lubec, Maine.
Video taken by drone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-UlYfwBL7g

Nate N4YDU (NR3X) had the opportunity as mentioned in his post to operate this
newly developed station that we call W1/Lubec. Nate did an incredible job even
w/o 2nd radio. Pretty impressive!

Contest:

Nate kept me motivated with an inner competition between ourselves. To keep it
interesting we decided to post our scores live on Cq-contest. Now, that was
fun!

I didn’t think it was possible to make 4600 Q’s without a 10M opening but I
underestimated the power of this location in Maine. Making 2000 Q’s on 15M was
a nice a surprise too. Both 20M and 15M were an endless pit of callers and it
never stopped.

John ON4UN would give me updates on my signal on 15m and 20M. He couldn’t
believe that I was 59+50db on both 15 and 20. Thanks for the updates OM!

Final thoughts:

Its magical when I turn on the radio that is located 500 miles away. I didnt
have single issue the whole weekend. Special thanks to Lee WW2DX and Rock WW1X
for keeping this stuff working 24/7/365.

73, Ray W2RE
 
KG4IGC   SOAB LP   127,2642017-10-30 08:49:15
Very tough contest to work, 40 and 20 meters was absolute chaos all weekend.
Just about every contact was a fight because of the tremendous pileups. 80
& 40 was open to EU Friday night, and was able to work a couple of VE's on
160. Managed to somehow tune my horizontal loop on 80 so got to work a few EUs
which was really nice. 15 was open to EU during the afternoons with band
openings to EU, SA, and AF on Saturday and Sunday. Heard a couple of Asian
stations but was not able to work them. Had a small opening to SA on 10 meters
Sunday, but had to shut down due to high SWR issues. I think I have an issue
with my switch box and also my tuner, both MFJ products. I suspect cold solder
joints.

Frank KG4IGC

Rig: Yaesu FT-DX3000
Pan Adapter: SDR Play RSP2
PWR: 100
ANTS: 15/30 & 20/40 Super Loops, 272\' Horizontal loop, NA4RR Hex beam,
Inverted L
 
EF9R(EA9LZ)   SOSB/80 HP   933,5042017-10-30 08:54:21
The band was very bad, big qrm always 59+, really very complicated pick up
calls, saturday morning was a very bad night, poor conditions with USA, I miss
USA calls.
I miss also some normal and easy country as VU, YB etc, in my log there is only
3 JA, 1 VK and 2 ZL. No comments.
Any way, thankyou to all those call me.

Rotary Tower Luso
Antenna OptiBeam 2 elements OB2-SSB. @44meters
No RX antennas.
kenwood TS990
OM4000A.
Remote qth.com
Microham
MK2R+
Station master.
Microphone Heil Proset Plus.
 
CW5W(CX6VM)   SOSB/10 HP   1,217,0322017-10-30 08:54:56
nice to see 10 mts open!

Just 2 QSOs on other bands in the last hours of the contest
 
W3FIZ   SOAB(A) HP   1,591,9862017-10-30 08:55:21
All equipment worked great. Had a good time and want to thank the XYL for
putting up with me this weekend. Highlight of the test was working the A61QQ on
40 at 2359Z.See all in CQWW CW Thanks
PaT/W3FiZ
 
GWØRHC/P   SOSB(A)/40Classic HP   44,0842017-10-30 08:59:07
Only the second entry in this contest and I choose 40M band only.
In 2016 I entered all bands

This year I decided to try one bank only 40M/A

There were a few hours in which there were very little new signals on 40 to
work, The stations I heard in the main I worked. Decent propagation to Central
America and into Brazil.
You could hear the band getting stronger in the afternoon on the 2nd day ME and
Far east opened up with some good contacts.

This year it was far more difficult than 2016.

73 and Gd Lk
 
W6JBR   SOAB(A) HP   21,0212017-10-30 09:00:05
I got to play a bit, this time using HP, which was helpful in current
conditions.
I was disappointed that neither 10 nor 15 meters opened up.
Rig- TS-450SAT to Clipperton L @ 400W, MFJ VersaTuner III
Ant- 20/40m Inverted V @24’, Antron A99 15m vertical @6’
Elev- 392’ ASL
OS- WinXP
Logger- N1MM+

TNX for the Qs. CUL!
JR
 
WB6CZG   SOABClassic LP   33,4912017-10-30 09:06:28
Started QRP. Well that changed after several attempts to work some DX. I wasn't
getting anywhere so decided to run 100 watts. Glad I did that.
Rig: KX3, KPA100, 80 Dipole at 70FT
 
P49Y(AE6Y)   SOABClassic HP   5,673,2062017-10-30 09:06:33
Well, this is my fourth Classic entry (phone this year and in 2015, and CW in
2014 and 2016). It's definitely a good "old man's" category. It's
so civilized to get some sleep and be able just to walk away from the radio for
an hour if all that QRM screaming distorted audio in your ears can't be suffered
any more, hi.

The contact total is down about 6% from 2015, but mults are down by about
15%. This was due mainly to worse 10m propagation, but also to a reduced zone
count on other bands due to less worldwide propagation from here, e.g., to Asia
and Oceania. Here's a comparison of contacts/countries/zones on 10 meters:
2017: 565/24/13, 2015: 2372/81/26.

But there were great stateside runs on 40-10 to liven up the contest. It's
hard to believe that my best hour was on 40 meters (313 Qs) on Friday night(a
40m record from here in any contest).

Aruba had lots of activity, with John, W2GD, on as P40W (LP(A)), Yuri, VE3DZ,
as P40T (AB HP), and Lisandro, P43L, as a single-band 80, plus some other locals
as well. In lieu of the traditional post-contest diner, we elected this time
for a post-contest breakfast at the Hyatt, with everyone in much better shape
than in the evening.

Thanks to everyone for the generally good manners shown in the contest. I
had a few very brief episodes that sounded like jamming (e.g., one guy cursed
me out for a while on 20 till the pileup drowned him out). But it sure would
be nice if the distorted audio guys would turn down their processors. In the
pileups, it is always easier to pull out the callers with very clean audio,
even if their signals aren't as strong as someone you have trouble
understanding because of garbled audio.

As always, thanks to co-owner John, W6LD, and frequent user Ed, W0YK, for all
their efforts in maintaining the station, and to Cris and Jean-Pierre (P43C,
P43A) for their help with the house. BTW, I'll put a picture on the website
shortly displaying Cris's new trim color for the house: a bright magenta that
is much more interesting and eye-catching than the old blue or green colors she
has used in the past. A full write-up on the contest will also be there. See
www.arubaqth.com

73, Andy, AE6Y, P49Y
Rig: K3, Alpha 91B
Ant: 2 el 10, 5 el 15, 4 el 20, 2 el 40, 1 el 80, vertical dipole 160,
beverages
Software: CQPWIN ver. 12.9
 
9H6A(@9H16A)   M/2 HP   3,724,0002017-10-30 09:13:02
For us with our little pistol and crew with little experience, it seems a good
effort. We had good fun all throughout. The repaired 40meter yagi did work well
but the propagation was much better in the 20m and 15m.
Few problems with the rig and amp, but the very near the end of the contest.
 
N6SS   SOSB(A)/10 HP   23,9522017-10-30 09:16:01
Rig: K3, Alpha 99
Ants: 6 EL LFA 40 ft boom up 50 ft
8 EL OWA 57 ft boom up 90 ft
Both home built designed by G0KSC

Conditions were poor until the last 5 hours when the band opened to northern
South America, the Caribbean and east coast USA. Many thanks to PY and LU who
accounted for 51% of QSOs. No EU or AF were heard and only 1 Asian made the
log.

C U on 10m in the CQWWCW.

Pres, N6SS
 
CE2AWW   SOSB/10 HP   451,5682017-10-30 09:16:13
Thanks to Roberto CE3CT, Chuki CE2MVF and Pedro CE3FZ for you continued support
and friendship. I am a lucky guy!!
 
OL3R(OK1VWK)   SOSB/20Classic QRP   3742017-10-30 09:17:43
Seems global weather won in WW SSB this year :-) Decided to do test of 4square
setup for comming CT3 trip, but 9 hours of electricity outage due to windstorm
definitely changed my plans. Instead of testing 4square did only some
measurement of current balun (symmetry and loss). When my small backup power
supply finished, decided to give some points and try my IC703+ powered from
small spare AGM battery. Idea was no electricity = no QRN = excelent conditions
to test backround noise levels at my home location. Definitely enjoyed quite 20m
band without local industrial interferences. Lot of clean ham signals was there.
Especially thanks to W3LPL and TC0F for their good ears. Only wire antenna and
battery QRP with paper log at my side :-)

CU in CW part as CT3/OL3R
 
K7RL   SOAB(A) HP   1,459,0262017-10-30 09:19:29
My goal this time was have fun and get some sleep. Check. Didn't operate past
about 10 PM local, so no long hours in the middle of the night waiting for the
low band openings to JA. After reading N9RV's comments about poor low band
conditions all weekend, I'm glad I didn't stick around.

Tried to start on 15m, but the band closed very rapidly once the contest
started. Worked a few Asian stations, but no runs.

Moved to 20m after about 15 minutes and found the band in excellent shape to
Asia. Most JA stations were at least S9, making for a comfortable running
experience.

When I moved to 40m, the band was full of loud EU stations and I tried running,
with limited success. It was still a bit early, so I took a break and came back
two hours later only to find the band dropped into the toilet. Terrible. Worked
a few more multipliers and called it a day.

20m was great into EU both days including several loud stations from Africa and
the Middle East calling me. Very cool.

15m was a big surprise. A nice, but short, opening into EU both days. Didn't
try running (it wasn't that good), but the point and click of assisted keep the
rate pretty steady. Did have some nice runs into JA.

After neglecting 10m all weekend, I finally spent some time late Sunday morning
and found lots of great signals from South America. Many zone 8 and 9 stations
too, although fairly weak. Thought I heard a zone 5 station, but he
disappeared. Even missed my own zone 3.

Thanks to all for the Qs and another fun CQ WW weekend.

73, Mitch, K7RL
 
ES6RW(ES5RW)   SOABClassic HP   3,074,4002017-10-30 09:22:11
My first entry in classic - a different contest and much more relaxing than full
48h operating. Didn't know what to expect from the propagation, especially at
our latitude. That said was prepared for worse conditions than it turned out
and spent perhaps too much time on S&P on other bands than 20m. As a
result, qso and mult counts were far too low for 20 by Sunday noon. Luckily,
stateside propagation with decent rates helped, but the clock timed out just in
middle of west coast run. Well, I'll try to be more competetive next year.

Thanks for the callers,

73, Rein ES5RW/ES6RW
 
K8LY   SOABClassic LP   440,7202017-10-30 09:28:57
Not greatest effort, but fun none the less. 10 was horrible here, although
others said it was great. 80 and 40 were fairly good with my inverted V's for
each. 15 and 20 proved pretty good and probably should have spent more time on
them. Really entertaining thoughts of just doing single band on 15 or 20 from
now on?
 
G6T(G4MKP)   SOABClassic HP   318,7162017-10-30 09:32:42
Thanks for the Qs everyone.
Cheers,
Tel/G4MKP
 
NN3W(N6GQ)   SOSB/20 HP   622,4262017-10-30 09:38:21
First, big thanks to John, N3HBX, for allowing me to again use the awesome
station there in Maryland! Great fun and what a killer station!

I was on the east coast for work and friends Rich, NN3W, Jon, KL2A and myself
had planned to do a M/S or M2 at N3HBX for CQWW SSB. Unfortunately their
schedules didn't accommodate the weekend so I ended up being the lone op. I
thought at first I'd do a SOAB HP but after a long week I didn't have the
energy, and I had a flight out at 5PM that I needed to get to, so that means
leaving the station no later than 2PM on Sunday, a full 6 hours before the end
of the contest. So based on the way conditions looked at the time, SOSB20
seemed like the logical choice.

The first night I went to bed with something like 75 QSOs in the log. As soon
as the contest started conditions dropped and the band was essentially closed
most of the night. I got up a few times in the night to listen, but the band
was mostly dead. Saturday morning rolled around and about sunrise the band came
alive. Same thing Saturday night - dead band most of the night short of a few
Q's here and there. Sunday morning again, sunrise opened the band and it was
full of big signals from Europe. Africa was very quiet this year. I missed
zones 34 and 36 (how?). Never even heard zone 36. I also missed zone 26 - heard
HS0ZCW numerous times but no matter what I tried, I couldn't get him to hear me.


All in all great fun - always love doing CQWW, and look forward to CW - just
not sure what's in store for that weekend given a very challenging life at the
moment. Thanks to NN3W and KL2A for the moral support and helping me get to the
station for the weekend. Wish I had more time, but it was a very relaxed and
limited effort - sleeping both nights (much needed!) and just very relaxed
operating the whole weekend.

Setup: FTDX5000, Alpha 8410, 6/6/6 20m stack + 5/5/5 20m stack + 6/6 20m stack
each on its own rotating 200' tower.
 
EA8JR   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,340,9822017-10-30 09:39:41
IC756PROIII - 4 element monoband OWA @20mt - 1KW at EA8DO'S CONTEST STATION

After testing the new telescopic tower and new location for the 20m antenna, i
have to say: WOOO!!

The 20m propagation was not at it's best, comparing with 15m band, but i had a
lot of hours of good pile ups and funny moments.

Nice opening on Sunday morning over the long path with 1h of pileup with JA
& VK's...

One more time, I am very grateful to my dear friend EA8DO because without his
station and help, this result would not have been possible.

Thanks indeed

See you in the contest!
 
N3AD   SOAB(A) HP   2,221,3602017-10-30 09:44:43
Had some health issues before and during test. On top of that had some serious
antenna issues. Had 5 Qs on ten first day(using 15M antenna). Fixed overnight
and 10 OK on Sunday. Even though log shows more (many breaks less than 60
minutes), probably only about 25 hours in chair. Actually quit two hours early,
so I could drive home before dark. Was getting ready to leave an hour earlier,
but then found some mults on 40. For CQWW CW, hopefully no health issues and
will do all I can to get some of the other issues fixed.
 
W6PH   SOAB(A) HP   1,343,6002017-10-30 09:45:34
K3 + Expert 1.3K-FA
Win-Test

160: Inductively loaded sloper
80: Two slopers (West and East)
40: 40-2CD at 60 ft
20: 3 el yagi (homebrew) at 60 ft
15: 5 el yagi (WD8IXE design) at 60 ft
10: A3S at 40 ft

40, 20, 15 antennas on AB-577 masts. All antennas are temporary.

Lots of comments. JA activity was way down. Generally poor conditions all
weekend. Fairly short opening on 10m to zone 8 and 9 on Sunday. Not many
Europeans in the log on 40m. It was tough working the few that I did. Didn't
hear any Euros on 80m and should have heard a couple. Opening to Europe on 15m
was short and didn't hit the Scandinavian countries. The last hour running JA's
was my best single hour.

It is fruitless to call CQ except when the band is open to Asia.

I went to the Dark Side with the assisted category. I liked it and will use it
in CW.

I cannot hear the Pacific because of Mt Whitney five miles west of me (14,500
feet). The VK's are almost ESP contacts.

It is a myth that the low bands get better at the bottom of the sunspot cycle.
A lot of absorption.

No sleep strategy. Just took several three hour naps at various times.

73, Kurt W6PH
 
N3RS   SOAB(A) HP   3,545,4812017-10-30 09:49:58
Expected worse conditions than we actually had. Some strange propagation
though. I found that I needed to use a higher antenna on 10M than I usually do
for most of the QSOs I made and a lower antenna on 20M. Don't quite understand
that, but it was strange. I lost about an hour in the afternoon on Sunday when
the 20M band was humming because I thought Mass at the local church had changed
time, but I did manage to get back in time to pick up a few multipliers at the
end on 20 and 40. Can't say it was fun, but I did the best I could with the
time I could stay in the chair. Hopefully, CW will be more fun!

73 de Sig, N3RS
 
W3EP   SOAB HP   734,8882017-10-30 09:54:50
900W max on each band

40M: Dipole, apex at 60'
20M: 3-ele at 50'
15M: 4-ele at 60'
10M: 5-ele at 65'

Thanks to K1ZZ and K1CC for raising the 15M and 20M Yagis on the towers in time
for the contest

Notes of a modest station:

40M: Tough for a dipole, though I could hear the European big guns OK. Worked
Zones 30 and 31. Thanks.
20M: "Frequency is in use! Frequency in use!" Of course. All the
frequencies
on 20M were in use. No place for a modest station.
15M: More band space made this the most enjoyable and productive band.
10M: Had been open most afternoons the previous week, so there was no surprise
on both Saturday and Sunday. Open for many hours, mostly to Caribbean and
South America. North-eastern powerhouses seemed to do much better than
that.
#
 
NCØB   SOAB HP   573,8002017-10-30 09:56:03
Great conditions from Colorado on 15 meters on Saturday was a pleasant surprise,
and not bad on Sunday. I only do S&P, and with the fading sun spots I was
amazed my score is about 10% above last year's numbers. On Sunday I checked 10m
at 1 PM local time, and within minutes the band took off. Worked about 100 Qs
in 2 hours before I broke for lunch. 40m was a struggle to EU, even with the
new 2-element 40-meter Yagi at 70 feet. Saturday night on 40 was just weird
with only weak skew path to EU. For the first time I started the contest on
Friday night on 40m, and that was a waste of time. Should have started on 20m
where I went next. On an equipment note, I ran the IC-7300 exclusively on 20m,
and I continue to be amazed at its performance for a $1300 radio. IC-781 used
on all the other bands except 10m, where it was a TS-990S. Being in the middle
of the country, having 2 mono-band Yagis per band on 20, 15 and 10m is a real
advantage for an S&P operator. Changing beam directions at the click of a
switch really helps.
 
M5Z(JK3GAD)   SOSB/20Classic LP   4962017-10-30 10:02:19
K3, 5 meter wire, Win-Test

Only QRV on Saturday afternoon/evening.

73! Kazu
M0CFW, M5Z, JK3GAD
 
PY2RKG   SOSB/15 HP   22,1772017-10-30 10:10:07
Was very fun and a good opportunity to break the ice and beck to operation. 15
meters was great and gave us good QSOs during the small time in operation. 73's
and good DXs
 
VE4EV(VE4DRK)   SOAB LP   21,5462017-10-30 10:15:05
vertical and dipole 100w ts590s, 15 hrs, still fun.
good to see some openings on sunday. 73, Dan ve4drk/ve4ev
 
IK2YCW   M/2 HP   8,742,5752017-10-30 10:18:43
Great Contest.
We lost one radio after 36 hours but the results are satisfactory.
We hope to do better next time
 
IR4X   M/S HP   14,057,3402017-10-30 10:35:43
Finally a great contest after almost two years of work and a complete rebuilt of
the station due to a fire.
Great fun as always.
New antennas and new internal automation.
Propagation was much better than expected.
Thanks for calling us.
73 de Claudio IR4X
 
W7WA   SOSB/40 HP   263,1552017-10-30 10:39:12
Another enjoyable CQ worldwide. My only disappointment was experiencing high
absorption to Japan both nights despite fairly low A/K indices. Japanese
signals were down 20db the first night and more so on Saturday night. This took
out the low power stations the first night and most everyone the next. I am
surprised to find I ended up even working 155 JA's, felt like a far lower
total. Nothing heard from zones 22 and 34 thru 37.

73, Dan


Prefix 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Percent
------ --- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----- -------
5B - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
5W - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
6Y - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
8P - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
9A - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
9K - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
9M2 - - 5 - - - 5 0.70
9M6 - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
9V - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
9Y - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
A4 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
A7 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
BV - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
BY - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
C6 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
CE - - 8 - - - 8 1.12
CM - - 12 - - - 12 1.68
CN - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
CT - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
CT3 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
CU - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
CX - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
DL - - 8 - - - 8 1.12
DU - - 10 - - - 10 1.40
EA - - 4 - - - 4 0.56
EA8 - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
ES - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
EU - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
F - - 7 - - - 7 0.98
FK - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
FR - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
FY - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
G - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
GI - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
H4 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
HA - - 6 - - - 6 0.84
HB - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
HB0 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
HC - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
HI - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
HK - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
HP - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
HS - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
I - - 16 - - - 16 2.24
IT9 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
JA - - 155 - - - 155 21.74
JT - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
K - - 35 - - - 35 4.91
KH0 - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
KH2 - - 2 - - - 2 0.28

KH6 - - 19 - - - 19 2.66
KL - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
KP2 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
KP4 - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
LU - - 9 - - - 9 1.26
LX - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
LY - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
LZ - - 4 - - - 4 0.56
OA - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
OE - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
OH - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
OK - - 4 - - - 4 0.56
OM - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
ON - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
P2 - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
P4 - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
PA - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
PJ2 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
PJ4 - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
PY - - 13 - - - 13 1.82
PZ - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
S5 - - 10 - - - 10 1.40
SM - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
SP - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
SV - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
T8 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
TF - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
TI - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
UA - - 7 - - - 7 0.98
UA2 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
UA9 - - 4 - - - 4 0.56
UN - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
UR - - 3 - - - 3 0.42
V2 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
V3 - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
V8 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
VE - - 45 - - - 45 6.31
VK - - 123 - - - 123 17.25
VP2M - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
VP5 - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
XE - - 4 - - - 4 0.56
YB - - 49 - - - 49 6.87
YL - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
YO - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
YU - - 5 - - - 5 0.70
YV - - 6 - - - 6 0.84
ZF - - 1 - - - 1 0.14
ZL - - 12 - - - 12 1.68
ZP - - 2 - - - 2 0.28
ZS - - 10 - - - 10 1.40
 
KD7PCE   SOAB LP   45,5102017-10-30 10:53:29
[log removed from comments]

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LOCATION: AZ
CALLSIGN: KD7PCE
CLUB: WILLAMETTE VALLEY DX CLUB
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 45510
OPERATORS: KD7PCE
NAME: Stephen Davis
ADDRESS: 4842 S Santa Ana Avenue
ADDRESS-CITY: Sierra Vista
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: AZ
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 85650
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
CERTIFICATE: YES
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6858.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
K1KP   M/M HP   3,492,5412017-10-30 11:02:41
Doubled our score compared to last year; nice to have half-decent conditions and
extremely decent operators!
 
F4GGQ   SOSB(A)/15 HP   570,2062017-10-30 11:07:20
rig:yaesu ftdx5000,steppir DB18 @16ml.
 
K2QPN   SOAB(A) HP   37,9442017-10-30 11:11:27
Very Little time to operate.
 
K1KA   SOAB(A) HP   1,322,9062017-10-30 11:20:22
Couldn't get a run going, so I S&P'd virtually the whole time. Ten and 15M
were surprisingly good. Maybe I should have tried harder to run on these bands.
Expected more Q's out of 40M. QRM levels there kept driving me to other bands.
The 160M antenna still needs tweaking.
 
WA9LEY   SOAB(A) LP   23,7152017-10-30 11:25:38
Attic dipoles.
 
W6SR   SOAB(A)Classic HP   68,4002017-10-30 11:34:01
Limited time to operate, S&P only poor conditions overall.
Just looking for mults. Another year of very few JA's and limited Pacific.
 
S51RH   SOSB(A)/80 LP   16,9882017-10-30 11:49:33
Hi!

My first contest. :-)))

Equipment:

Icom IC-7300
PWR 100W
Antennas: delta loop and INV V.

73 ES GL DE Rok, S51RH.
 
W4EEY   SOAB HP   592,1562017-10-30 12:02:00
Started slow Friday night (local time). Only 49 contacts. But the next morning
things got rolling! Thanks to my Antenna Party crew - the new low band antennas
worked great! But I want more power (currently 500 watts).

See you again soon - with a new legal limit solid state amp kit now under
construction.

73 es tnx - Gary W4EEY
 
P4ØW(W2GD)   SOAB(A) LP   5,422,5922017-10-30 12:05:22
Station:
K3 @ 100W, Win-Test Software on Laptop
160m Vertical Dipole and Inverted V,
80m Inverted V and 3el wire beam EU
40m F12 Delta 240 and 4 ele wire beam EU
20/15/10 - F12 C31XR @ F12 C3 @ 60ft
Beverages NE, NW, E/W, N/S

Conditions were much better than many expected but the lingering impacts of a
solar event three days before the CQWW PH were still very evident. The big
surprise came in the form of 15 meter conditions which at times were terrific
to EU from this location. Ten meters was also better than should be expected
at this point in the sunspot cycle. A handful of mostly southern EU were
workable on ten, and a mid-afternoon opening to the US produced memorable rate
the second day.

Upon arrival found only minor problems since my last visit for WPX CW in May.
Had the antenna cables laid out and most problems repaired and operational by
Tuesday evening.

Overall the score is down 8% compared to CQWW PH 2016 and most of is attributed
the continued decline of 10 meters. Not particularly surprising given the
effects of the solar storm and having no sunspots. Fortunately it was not as
extreme as last year when it was nearly impossible to work anything in EU above
50 degrees north latitude. This time all of EU was plentiful but conditions to
JA were very difficult.

First few hours of operating were slow which isn't all that unusual running LP.
20 meters closed to the US in less than 1/2 hour. Managed to work many SA and
some OC multipliers on 15 meters in the remainder of the first hour. Running
LP, starting runs on 40 meters is always difficult but found it is still
possible with patience. That first cluster spot does the trick. In retrospect
I did too much S/P during the first night and perhaps in general all weekend.
From this location under these conditions I should also have placed more
emphasis on running US statons. Always lessons learned.

Did about 65% S/P the first 12 hours. I suppose it felt less painful compared
to endless unanswered CQs. Surprised to see the 160/80/40 multiplier totals
were still fairly close to 2016 after the first night, and half way through
the
contest the QSO count was only about 10% down from 2016.

Conditions here on the second night and into the following morning were
particularly difficult. Even with the wire beams which produce reliable gain
toward EU, it was extremely difficult to make QSOs. I even put an external
watt meter in the antenna line to confirm I had power output. The visual
feedback from the meter was reassuring but didn't produce any additional QSOs.


At 1624Z the second day a local lightning strike took down the AC power grid
for almost 2 hours - during what is normally important run time to EU an US.
Was pleasantly surprised when the power came back on to find 10 meters had a
strong USA opening. Had a 294 hour on ten which was the best rate of the
weekend.

Late afternoon runs into USA/VE on 10, 15 and 20 were generally the highlight
of the contest.

Enjoyed spending some time with VE3DZ (P40T) earlier this week, and
pre and post contest meals with AE6Y (P49Y) too. Having the opportunity to
share the contest with others really adds to the overall enjoyment of these
events.

Will return to Aruba again in three weeks for CQWW CW.

73,

John, W2GD
 
WØAIH   M/M HP   3,605,2502017-10-30 12:15:08
Another fun time from "The Farm"

In the days leading up to the contest, Paul spent some serious tower time at
200 feet with KC9MIJ repairing the 40 meter rotor which proved invaluable for
working into Europe in the evenings and JA in the morning.

Only had a couple full time Ops and a handful of part-timers, so everyone got
plenty of chair time.

Thanks to Paul and Mary for their hospitality, Always nice to see them!

For a look at the hardware and equipment used:

http://www.qth.com/w0aih/

Scott NE9U
 
DL6FBL(@DR1A)   SOAB(A) HP   9,754,6682017-10-30 12:15:14
Thursday morning I decided to drive the 380km to DR1A after a long absence. I
found most of the antennas still working somehow, but spent the rest of
Thursday and most of Friday to get the rest of the station halfway running.
E.g. two computers had defective power supplies; two monitors, a network switch
and two of the old Yaesu FT-1000D's needed replacement. Two other computers have
defective LPT ports (still used for PTT). Now using the PC voice keyer meant
stepping on the footswitch at the same time... I also wanted to check the
Beverages, but suddenly it was Friday night and it was dark. (I should have
better done that, because it turned out that something is wrong there...)

Doing a Single OP from DR1A Multi/Multi station is real Radio *SPORT*,
especially in the Assisted class. Each band has its own room. If a multiplier
shows up on another band, the operator has to run "to the other band"
(room) over half the basement, quickly work the multiplier, and run back -
hoping that the Running Frequency "is still there"... ;-)
Sometimes I was lazy though. Especially on Saturday afternoon during 15m USA
prime time I ignored the 20m mults. So the 20m mult is too low.
However these runs kept me awake, and I got through the 48 hours without sleep.
Win-Test shows 46h40 operating time, so the other 1h20 were spent on station and
operator "maintenance".
Therefore I finished just under 10 million points...

Apropos 10 million: if I now was even able to make 10 million from
1-point-location Germany, maybe this year somebody else in a 3-point-location
finally crashes my 14-year-old World Record in the Assisted category??? (9Y4ZC
2003, 14.9M)

Memorable moment: Sunday around 16z I found 10m reasonably open to South
America, and decided to call CQ there (before almost S&P). This produced a
good rate of SA's, EU's, and multipliers for some half hour. At some point I
went through my mind and thought of possible multipliers still to call in, but
South America was almost complete (just missing zone 10 and some zone 9). More
down South I only thought of VP8, namely VP8NO. And what shall I say? Only 20
seconds after this thought VP8NO called in. I was stunned. Maybe I should try
some mental training and once guess the lottery numbers... :-)

73 Ben
DL6FBL
 
LY5I   SOSB/80Classic LP   50,0582017-10-30 12:20:41
73
 
AG7GB   SOABClassic LP   1892017-10-30 12:25:16
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
7 8 12 4 3 1.5
14 3 9 1 1 3.0
Total 11 21 5 4 1.9
Score: 189
1 Mult = 1.2 Q's
 
OL9R(OK6RA)   SOSB(A)/40 LP   228,9812017-10-30 12:26:35
FT-1000MP, dipole@25mH + 2x phased verticals 20mH. QRM from centrum of Prague
(lifts,wireless, etc...).

About 300 QSO more than last year. What a nice contest with 1 time rate about
150QSO/h in the EU pileup :-). But very, very, very hard work with both VFO's
each ear separately.
I'm satisfied.

73! from Vaclav - see you in the CQ WW CW 2017 from Madeira island- CT9/OK6RA.

Statistics:
NA 2.9%
SA 1.1%
EU 91.9%
Africa 0.6%
Asia 3.3 %
Oceania 0.2 %

TOP 3 countries:
Germany 230 14.3%
Italy 138 8.6%
England 104 6.5%
 
KEØOR   SOAB LP   1,8362017-10-30 12:37:17
Operated with Inverted V on 20M and 40M for about 6 Hours. Limited antennas
and low power were big limitations.
 
S58D   SOSB/10 HP   141,0322017-10-30 12:41:01
I missed openings toward Japan, Russia, North Europe and North America.
Propagations were similar on Saturday and Sunday with occasional band closings
during the day. Thanks for all calls and best wishes.
 
YV4RDC   SOABClassic LP   273,7802017-10-30 12:46:02
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CALLSIGN: YV4RDC
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-CLASSIC:
CLAIMED-SCORE: 273780
NAME: RODRIGO
LOCATION: DX
ADDRESS: AVE 170.
ADDRESS: VILLAS NRO. 23
ADDRESS-CITY: NAGUANAGUA
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: CA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 2005
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: VENEZUELA
OPERATORS: YV4RDC
EMAIL: RDCAPRILES@GMAIL.COM
CLUB: RADIO CLUB VENEZOLANO CARACAS
CERTIFICATE: YES
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6858.0
X-SOURCE: CQWW LOGCHECK
END-OF-LOG:
 
W9GFB   SOABClassic LP   28,8002017-10-30 12:52:48
First contest in quite a while. It was fun relearning my contest skills. Great
fun!
 
IT9RZU   SOSB(A)/160 LP   5132017-10-30 12:59:47
Only very little time .......

One of IB9T

ARIPA DX TEAM Palermo

Best 73 de Joe
 
KH6HGP(W7HJ)   SOAB LP   4,6802017-10-30 13:07:20
QSOs shown above are QSO Points

QSO were only 43
 
K4SBZ   SOAB(A)Classic HP   41,8502017-10-30 13:10:59
My operating time was shortened by my need to take care of my XYL who was
injured in a fall last week. Also, my power was limited because my linear
failed to pair with my transceiver and I was held to the 200 watts of my
FTdx5000. This is the lowest score that I have submitted since I moved up to
high power.
 
VE9AA/M   SOSB/20 LP   12017-10-30 13:17:56
Radios at home are all unhooked so I decided that every time I had to go to town
this weekend I'd get on from the mobile. I had a log page ready on the
passengers seat.
Noon Sunday presented an opportunity for me to head down the road.

When I tuned up from 14.105 all I heard was 99% Europeans, and pretty much all
with their mic gain and compressors set to '11'. Some were well over S9....but
only a few were intelligible however. Nope, not calling those fellas.

Aha, there is Stan ZF9CW. Nice audio. I'll give him a point. Phooey, my mic
doesn't work in the car. Must be a broken cable at the rig's body buried under
the dash, hidden from view. It's been a couple yrs since I've done SSB from the
MINI COOPER.

Well, there goes that plan! Tuned by some more fierce splatter boxes and when
I got to 14150.63 I heard the K3LR team calling CQ for nearly 15mins and the
fellow worked 3 or 4 stations (One was an American). Not a rate fest to be
sure. They had nice audio too though.

So, to recap, I am NOT sorry (not even a little) I missed this groaner of a
splatterfest. (locals say condx were punk-maybe they were - no idea.)
-AND-
Every year I shake my head more and more thinking that nobody can possibly in
tieir right mind think their audio is good with everything maxxed out, yet the
amount of cr@ppy signals continue to go on and on and on.

Kudos to ZF9CW and K3LR who both sounded perfect to me. I had the rig's
receive audio piped into the MINIs' 4-speaker stereo system, and had it up
about 3/4 volume and I bet (had it happened), I could've heard a pin drop in
either of their shacks.

dit dit

-Mike, VE9AA in NB......FT-857D, SA-680S, pencil/paper, N3ZN paddles (normally)
+ non working microphone.
 
N7MZW   SOAB LP   45,0872017-10-30 13:25:41
IC706 MK-2G,with the issued hand mike,(broke my Heil ProSet),a Vectronics
HFT-1500 Manual Tuner,Cushcraft MA5B up 22 feet on roof, and a ZS6BKW (modified
G5RV) at 50 feet, running N-S at an elevation of 6,053 feet above my apartment
QTH in Laramie County Wyoming. A real slug fest with 100% Hunt and Pouncing,
significant QSB,crowded bands, and a lot less one call contacts than in any
other contest that I can recall!I'm not sure if the MA5B mimi-beam is too close
to my ZS6BKW or not, but it sure seems like I had a lot for fills this year.I do
know that the ZS6BKW at 50 feet height was nearly always stronger than the MA5B,
no matter how often I verified the "Beam" headings. In fact, I used
the MA5B for less than 5% of all contacts made. Nice to see 10 meters open to a
few JA's and others. QUESTION? Do all SA Ops SCREAM and YELL at each other when
they are speaking face to face,or just most of them? I've heard better audio
coming from 11 meter "Big Rigs"! I hope that the CQWW reviewing
authority will take a close look at some of these horribly distorted and
overmodulated stations when listening to recorded audio from this contest,and
also pay attention to how frequently,(or infrequently) a lot of the DX stations
were giving their call signs. I'ts a real PITA to finally hear a running station
ID, only to realize that you have already worked him! Always a fun contest, and
another "Boy and His(mostly) Wire Adventure is in the books. Thanks to all
that worked my modest station. November Seven Many Zebras Walking
 
Z33C(@Z37Y)   SOSB/80 LP   67,5122017-10-30 13:31:57
Dipole and Delta loop about 6-7m height
TS 590SG and 100w
 
S51A   M/2 HP   6,765,5942017-10-30 13:33:53
Again in M/2 category...

Great contest, not to bad propagation.

Great team effort!

Hope to hear you again next year!

Best 73 de S51A team
Lovro - S50LD
 
DFØSAX   M/S HP   3,081,8132017-10-30 13:49:41
CQWW SSB is over: We had lots of fun at DF0SAX M/S and even some guys were newly
attracted for contesting!
On sunday morning we lost electricity for about 2 hours because of storm
Herwart. Around the station only a tree at the neighbour property broke down -
luckily not in our direction. All antennas looked terribly in the storm but
actually all are fine.
So we hade a nice weekend and we will work hard next year to improve our
antenna situation for a even better result. We are really happy with this one
and are looking forward to CQWW CW - again M/S from DF0SAX! Thanks to all and
see you on the bands....
 
N5CR   SOSB/20 HP   214,9362017-10-30 13:57:36
Good conditions, but not my best effort! Bottom antenna in 4 over 4 stack
wouldn't work. Discovered after test that the connector on back of the
Stackmatch Controller was loose. Computer died twice. Horrendous local noise
for last 2 hours, so I quit early.
 
VE6SV   M/S HP   3,619,8062017-10-30 14:02:32
As noted by others, this weekend's prop was OK given were we are
in the cycle. The VE6SV team did a great job given what we had to
work with regarding local propagation,

The 40M band continues not to provide the required performance we
keep on working for. At our QTH the 40M prop door is one way. European
stations deliver S9 plus signals to our 40M yagis at over 100 feet, yet
they continue to CQ in our face, not even a QRZ again. The window when
we can gain access is very short here, less than 30 minutes.

15M was very much squelched, just a hand-fill of JA's, BY's and nothing
for VK and ZL. This even applies to 20M for us.

10M the usual north - south and nothing else. Heard more than we could work.

160M and 80M really did not deliver any Qs outside NA, SA and the Caribbean.

On behalf of the team, thank you for all of your Qs.

73, Team VE6SV

VE4GV, VE6RST, VE6TL, VE6LDX VA6AM VE6CSX
 
K6DTT(@W2/SUMMIT)   SOAB(A) HP   836,6462017-10-30 14:29:12
It was exciting to operate RemoteHamRadio.com's world class station in Summit,
NY, remotely from my home in California using a K3/0-Mini and their software.
The remote operation was seamless and flawless for the entire 32 hours.

I'm already looking forward to next year.

73,
Alan K6DTT
 
KC9UJS   SOAB LP   75,0362017-10-30 14:29:54
Part time off and on operating. Nice to see 10-20 in as good of shape as they
were.
 
VYØERC   M/S HP   179,8202017-10-30 14:39:32
We approached this contest with modest expectations. We expected
to be louder as we were transporting an amp north, and we had
some ideas on how to improve antennas. The amp arrived in good
shape, but the hand-carried 3-500Z didn't as it appeared that the
anode and cathode were shorting. Placing the amplifier in a
non-standard position did allow for operation but originally only
on 80m and 40m. On the second day, it decide to work on 20m as
well! Our 80m vertical dipole did allow us to get on the band
and we could hear lots of stations, but alas, we were not heard.
40m sloper and 20m Moxon together with the 5 band R5 vertical did
okay for us. This year we added a rotator for the Moxon and that
improved the 20m situation. On 40m, the 61 q's is by far our
best effort on that band and while we didn't expect anything out
of 15m the 3 contacts yielded 6 mults. The stars did align on the
operating front and for the first time, we could maintain 48 hour
coverage. So, our modest expectation was to beat last year and a
hoped for 200 q's but in the end we more than doubled that and
hopefully exceeding that of 2015. It's a modest score in
comparison to other multi-single efforts, and our efforts will
never overcome the reality imposed by a latitude of 80N and a
location that is measured in 10s of kilometers from the
geomagnetic pole. Our thanks to all that dug us out of the
noise!

Ps. In keeping with the educational component of our
day jobs, we also are introducing some of our colleagues to the
thrill of contesting. Some may have noticed a new "voice" from
time to time.
73 de VE3KTB and VE1RUS
 
K3ZJ   SOABClassic HP   67,5962017-10-30 14:42:00
Guests departed around 1600 UTC Saturday, so I drove the 160 km to shack in WV
expecting to put in a "classic" 20-24 hours. However, problems with
software used with my SDR and an operator error required more time to be spent
on equipment than actual operating. I'm still working on an audio delay
problem that vexes me. Mid-afternoon Sunday thunderstorms struck, winds
increased, and the temperature plummeted to 3 degrees Celsius (37 Fahrenheit).
I took that as a sign to leave. But I did make at least one QSO on each band
and checked all antennas. It was interesting that the only signal on 10 meters
at 1445 Sunday was CR3A working VU2 and EU before he heard me, I would guess off
the back of his beam.
 
W4ML(W4MYA)   M/S HP   939,2462017-10-30 14:46:48
S/P em
 
EA5KV   SOSB(A)/15 HP   693,3962017-10-30 14:47:53
SEE YOU EN THE CW PART, 73, EA5KV VIC.
 
G3WW(@G4EHT)   SOSB(A)/20 QRP   1,0002017-10-30 14:58:17
Spent a couple of hours on Saturday playing with 3 Watts into a vertical.

Serious effort for the CW
 
W5PR   SOSB/10 HP   39,5382017-10-30 15:00:09
Had a huge direct lightning strike a few days before the contest. Wanted to do
80 or 160, but the receive array was taken out. Also lost both stack match
controllers and both rotor controllers. The rig wouldn't read out frequency to
log, so had to enter it manually each time I moved. Talk about slow S&P!
Stopped for hours trying to cobble up something to keep operating. Didn't get
started on Sunday until 1730Z
Enjoyed the good parts like working VK/ZL. One EU, no JA, but I thought I heard
JA7OWD just off my CQ freq about 9 minutes before the end of the contest. I
listened until the end, but was not quite able to be sure of the call. He was
peaking due south then. I hadn't tried due south before right at the end. I
usually work him to the SW when conditions are bad.
160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %

SA 0 0 0 0 0 221 221 83.1
NA 0 0 0 0 0 26 26 9.8
AF 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1.5
OC 0 0 0 0 0 14 14 5.3
EU 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.4

160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total

8P 1 1
9Y 2 2
CE 22 22
CN 1 1
CT3 1 1
CU 1 1
CX 6 6
E5/s 1 1
EA8 1 1
FM 2 2
FY 1 1
HC 3 3
HI 2 2
HK 6 6
J6 1 1
K 13 13
KH6 1 1
KP2 1 1
LU 44 44
OA 2 2
P4 3 3
PJ2 1 1
PJ4 3 3
PY 121 121
PZ 1 1
TI 1 1
V2 1 1
VE 1 1
VK 8 8
VP2M 1 1
XE 1 1
YV 5 5
ZF 1 1
ZL 4 4
ZP 1 1
ZS 1 1

QSO/ZN+DX by hour and band

Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm
OffTime

D1-1300Z - - - - - 8/8 8/8 8/8
D1-1400Z - - - - - 8/2 8/2 16/10
D1-1500Z - - - - - 7/5 7/5 23/15
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 44/8 44/8 67/23
D1-1700Z - - - - - 46/5 46/5 113/28
D1-1800Z - - - - - 14/3 14/3 127/31
D1-1900Z - - - - - 2/1 2/1 129/32 1
D1-2000Z - - - - - 27/0 27/0 156/32 60
D1-2100Z - - - - - 5/4 5/4 161/36
D1-2200Z - - - - - 6/0 6/0 167/36 21
D1-2300Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 167/36 60
D2-0100Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-0200Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-0300Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-0400Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-0500Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-0600Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 167/36 60
D2-0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-1000Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-1100Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-1200Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-1300Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-1400Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-1500Z - - - - - - 0/0 167/36 60
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 167/36 60
D2-1700Z - - - - - 15/1 15/1 182/37 34
D2-1800Z - - - - - 8/4 8/4 190/41
D2-1900Z - - - - - 8/5 8/5 198/46
D2-2000Z - - - - - 13/0 13/0 211/46
D2-2100Z - - - - - 31/1 31/1 242/47
D2-2200Z - - - - - 14/0 14/0 256/47
D2-2300Z - - - - - 10/6 10/6 266/53

Total: 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 266/53
 
K9CT   M/2 HP   4,662,5322017-10-30 15:07:49
Condx were much better than last year, so expectations were tempered by that
experience. We were all pleasantly surprised to have some good openings on 15
meters and also on 10 meters late Sunday.

The bands seemed to open fairly early to EU with some strong signals but they
often would not hear or copy us. It was often frustrating. The QRM and maybe
the QRN levels at some DX locations must be fairly high.

We had an experienced team and thought we would do as well as conditions would
allow. Everyone pulled their weight and radios were always manned and
multipliers were being chased. We always had two operators during the overnight
hours regardless of rate or lack of rate. Everyone spelled each other to make
sure we were as rested as could be expected.

Zach, KD9ESP joined the team this year. He is a 21 year old senior Electrical
Engineering student at Bradley University. Zach was a great addition and made a
lot of QSOs. He listened to the experienced operators and learned very quickly
how to S&P and Run. His enthusiasm for working a new multiplier was
awesome. He is a club member of BUARC, W9JWC.

We had a few more receiving antennas this year. This just gave us a few more
choices on 80 and 160.

The team used FlexRadios 6500/6700 with Maestros with the latest Alpha
software. We also used N1MM Plus networked.

Thanks for the QSOs and fun. See you in CQ WW CW.
 
CX2DK   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,966,0102017-10-30 15:33:41
Hi...

A new CQWW, woow!!!
My first assisted contest, really funny!

Nice saturday with good conditions
Sunday was different... conditions on the floor and QRN

73 and thanks for qso's.

Marcelo CX2DK/CW4MAX
 
N4KH   SOAB(A) HP   101,7122017-10-30 15:42:59
Wish I had more time to play in this contest but such is life these days. 15
meters was quite good into the pacific and Asia Sat evening. Thanks for all the
QSOs and GL to all.
 
NK6A   SOSB/15Classic HP   32,1302017-10-30 15:43:32
Still recovering from Bronchitis so used voice keyer a lot and all S&P.
 
S5ØK   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,343,7522017-10-30 15:45:03
During the week before ctest the decision developed to work this time as
20HP(A).

Initial expectations for propagation were low, consequently the decision was to
skip first midnight hours and start early Saturday morning.

However, my post event impression is that the conditions on the band were not
so bad, signals were in general moderately good. As always, some multipliers
were impossible to reach until the end, some were picked after chasing several
times or during the optimal hours the second day (like several XE stations from
zone 6 and a number of KH6 from 31). Zones 6 and 10 were the last two missing,
to finally reach full set of 40 WAZ.

JAs were coming both days as drops, while some evening hours brought great
number of K stations. Also a moderate number from zone 3. The LU, PY, CX, CE
were also worked via LP with good signals, in morning hours there was as well a
small mixture of JAs via LP in-between the usual short path JA.

Despite the constant efforts to keep the frequency, to find a new one when
being lost after chasing the mults, in one occasion to leave the frequency to
be used by the net, under the line the score is over the expectations thanks to
lots of calling stations. Thank you all.

Best 73s,
Marko, S50K

Eq.: 3x4el Steppir, IC7851, OMpower
 
N4XL   SOAB(A) LP   281,9402017-10-30 15:54:08
Good to hear 10 open to SA. Heard them working EU, but no go from to there from
southeast USA. Very quiet on the low bands Saturday night is the only reason I
was able to work anyone with my antenna issues.

About 1/4 of time "operating" was actually spent working on station.
Need to do some serious antenna and rotor work. Upgraded computer and it worked
very well.

Thanks to all -- and especially those in U.S. who worked me for a multiplier.

Kevan
 
SO4B(@SP4Z)   M/S HP   3,589,2482017-10-30 15:57:40
Good opening 15m - good rate
No RIG damage,
Good humors
Best SSB contest!

Notice: 23UTC the second day, We are running on 7190 mostly USA
Sudenly Lou EA3JE starts his oryginally CQ for North America without any asking
QRL. We tried to stop him but nothing. We noticed soon that he retransmitted
signal from other band because we could not hear his corespondents at all. We
lost good QRG.

Is that fair play? What was the reason of that transmission? We do not know

73, Wes SP4Z
 
PY2SBY   SOAB HP   416,3222017-10-30 16:08:25
Dear all good night.

Good to see the prop better a litle bit open in sunday.
Have good moment in that contest to my condition.

Thanks for all from Elvis PY2SBY.

My equipoament:

IC7600
FL7000 push 300 watts.
HIQ 580 mobile antena.
 
NB1N   SOAB(A) HP   561,7042017-10-30 16:09:07
K3
KPA500
LP-PAN2 Panadapter
N1MM+
CM500
Antennas: 2 Dipoles
1) ZS6BKW for 10, 20 and 40m
2)80m Dipole for 15 and 80m

Expectations for this contest was relatively low, due to time availability to
operate and lack of antennas for all bands. 15m Delta loop had an issue,
resorted to use 80m dipole with a tuner on 15m. The 160m (K2KQ) is not up yet,
didn't get a chance to listen on 160 to know if it would have made a difference.
For awhile I had more Qs on 15m than 20m, this however changed when I found an
open frequency on 20 and started to run. It didn't last long but it was fun
while it lasted, hitting a rate 240+.
 
N8DE   SOSB(A)/15 LP   26,9562017-10-30 16:12:39
Great opening on 15m, despite the sunspot cycle.
 
WB9KPT   SOAB(A) HP   126,7502017-10-30 16:15:19
Fun contest! Nice to see 10M and 15M open...
 
KU1CW   SOSB(A)/20 HP   400,4012017-10-30 16:15:58
I had no plands for the WW SSB portion, so worked with Mike, W4AAW, to evaluate
some new upgrades to one of the remote positions. I think that was my first SSB
try via remote as well. K-3 position is still under upgrades and I have used
FT2000 with GUI and RemAud for the audio RX and footswitch PTT.
All worked good, but I need to learn how to keep PTT alive on RemAud. When it
goes dormant and one tries to make a QSO - first half a second is garbled
audio, noted by few ops.
I learned to push foot switch to awake PTT connection prior to TX in order to
have a good audio. There is probably an easy fix to it - some Windows setup to
keep port alive or continious ping? Not sure yet.

Thanks for the Q's and see you in CW portion as P40C.

73, Alex KU1CW/7
 
GW9J   M/2 LP   690,8302017-10-30 16:24:46
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
1.8 80 79 4 27 1.0
3.5 524 637 12 58 1.2
7 409 475 13 68 1.2
14 270 347 13 58 1.3
21 204 327 15 61 1.6
28 32 81 10 16 2.5
Total 1519 1946 67 288 1.3
Score: 690,830
1 Mult = 4.3 Q's
 
AG4W   SOSB/160 HP   7,2602017-10-30 16:25:37
FTDX5000D,AL-1200, 56 foot top loaded vertical, 2 beverages. The first night on
160M was really tough due to a bad rain storm that lasted most of the night. I
tried to run more this year and picked up a few more stations in Canada and
gave 87 US stations zone multipliers. Saturday night was much better and was
able to get a few Europe stations in the log. I appreciate everyone that had do
a repeat for me.
 
N4RA   SOAB HP   1,176,1652017-10-30 16:40:21
Mostly S&P. 160 was disappointing as was 10 the first day.
 
VE3JM   M/2 HP   10,607,2542017-10-30 16:46:23
Thanks to Tom, Chris and Vladimir for coming to operate from my station.
Everything played well, even though I had some issues with antennas and antenna
switching before the contest.

The initial idea was to do multi-single, but then we decided to go multi-two
since it is more fun to run on two radios. Conditions better than expected.
 
W1DYJ   SOAB(A) LP   205,4402017-10-30 16:47:17
Rig: TS-2000
Antennas:
160 nothing
80/40 trapped 80/40M dipole @ 7m
20 HB Moxon @ 12m
15 Rotatable Dipole @ 11m
10 HB 5el yagi @ 10m
100% S&P
Log: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log Ver 5.5

To begin with, I beat my goal of a 25% higher score than last year -- the
"YCCC
Improvement Award" enticement.

I had a hard stop at 5 PM on both Saturday and Sunday, so my low band time was

limited by more than my meager antennas. I did get some time in on Friday
night
and late Saturday (and even around 4 AM Sunday morning) but 80 seemed VERY
noisy
and a LP sig on 40 with a low dipole doesn't do well.

I was pleasantly surprised at how 15 was alive both afternoons -- it was my
best
band, even with just a rotatable dipole. 10 even opened better than expected.

When 20 was humming, I did hit 75/hour a couple of times, a new high for me.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ
 
K3YDX   SOSB/15 LP   12,7262017-10-30 16:52:51
Sunday only from beach house with limited wire vertical antenna doing only
S&P.
 
W3NRJ   SOABClassic HP   72,0002017-10-30 16:55:11
Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty Pt/Q
7 31 79 12 25 2.5
14 37 105 12 33 2.8
21 77 216 19 48 2.8
28 17 50 4 7 2.9
Total 162 450 47 113 2.8


Score : 72,000
Rig : 600 watts
 
CE4KCA   SOAB(A)Classic LP   7,8122017-10-30 17:07:30
MUY VARIABLE LA PROPAGACI"N, PERO SUFICIENTE PARA ENTRETENERSE ALGUNAS
HORAS.
 
AA5UK   SOAB LP   26,6912017-10-30 17:14:46
Only had time for a very part time effort. S&P only looking for band fills
for DXCC. I put up a quick 33 ft vertical pole on top of my building. I guess
the 12 story height helps with LP as I worked many exotic stations.

Saturday was tough and 15m was noisy and very fluttery at times. 20m wall to
wall callers. Frustrating! The first day is always tough due to the volume of
stations. Sunday was fun. Quiet bands, lots of new stations and 10m was wide
open to the South hours before contest end.

I chased VP2MDG both days and he could not hear me, yet I worked every other
Caribbean station that I could hear usually on the first or second call. My
highlight of the contest was working Stan ZF9CW on three bands from Cayman
Brac!
 
VE9CB   SOAB HP   5,962,8222017-10-30 17:20:21
Conditions were great. It was so good having 15 metres open, and a little bit
of propagation on 10 metres. There were no disturbances, so the low bands were
also in good shape.

Intense crowding on 15, 20 and 40 metres made those bands a big struggle.
 
DL5L(DGØOKW)   SOSB(A)/10 HP   109,3612017-10-30 17:26:30
The Saturday runs good.
On Sunday comes the Storm on my Hill with 80-100 kmh (says the TV).
On first I must fix the new Tower (stand up 1 Week ago) with a Robe.
From 07.00 to 09.30 UTC I have a Power breakdown.
After Restart the Station the Conditions where not so good like Saturday.
And the Motivation is going down.
16.42 UTC was the last QSO, the Band is closing to fast this Day.
OK this was not my Contest this Year, but I have save the new Tower.

73 de Matt DG0OKW
 
W3XOX   SOAB(A)Rookie HP   162,5582017-10-30 17:30:54
Icom 7300
Palstar AT4K Tuner
Ameritron AL-1200 Amplifier
N-S G5RV Antenna
E-W G5RV Antenna
Cushcraft R-8 Antenna
 
CU4DX   M/M HP   13,154,0502017-10-30 17:33:02
Unassisted Multi-Multi. Found our own multipliers.

4 station set-up. K3's plus amp

160 - dipole
80 - dipole
40 - vertical and sloper to USA
20 - two fixed tri-banders. One towards Europe; one towards USA. Dipole to
south.
15 - Tribander
10 - 3-L, hand rotatable

Significant power line noise impacted score.

CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: CU4DX
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: UNLIMITED
OPERATORS: CU2CE KH6LC N6AA N6VI W6NV W6XD

--> B9K has an unknown country prefix.
--> B9K has an unknown country prefix.
--> Z62FB has an unknown country prefix.
--> B9K has an unknown country prefix.
--> B7Q has an unknown country prefix.
--> BH4WBN has an unknown country prefix.

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 10 47 109 5 0 0 171 171 1.8
0100 18 42 84 0 0 0 144 315 3.3
0200 12 127 75 0 0 0 214 529 5.5
0300 9 108 36 0 0 0 153 682 7.1
0400 12 72 61 0 0 0 145 827 8.6
0500 26 90 71 0 0 0 187 1014 10.6
0600 13 70 52 8 0 0 143 1157 12.0
0700 4 38 19 29 0 0 90 1247 13.0
0800 0 5 49 94 83 2 233 1480 15.4
0900 0 0 40 59 173 3 275 1755 18.3
1000 0 0 3 103 111 79 296 2051 21.3
1100 0 0 0 71 77 158 306 2357 24.5
1200 0 0 0 116 85 76 277 2634 27.4
1300 0 0 0 77 69 160 306 2940 30.6
1400 0 0 0 92 151 69 312 3252 33.9
1500 0 0 0 83 145 76 304 3556 37.0
1600 0 0 1 97 183 105 386 3942 41.0
1700 0 0 0 138 177 55 370 4312 44.9
1800 0 0 8 139 115 11 273 4585 47.7
1900 1 10 36 156 147 0 350 4935 51.4
2000 0 4 44 130 0 0 178 5113 53.2
2100 4 4 29 46 0 0 83 5196 54.1
2200 29 12 44 1 0 0 86 5282 55.0
2300 12 26 17 0 0 0 55 5337 55.6
0000 8 26 54 0 0 0 88 5425 56.5
0100 13 31 52 0 0 0 96 5521 57.5
0200 17 58 35 0 0 0 110 5631 58.6
0300 1 56 39 0 0 0 96 5727 59.6
0400 0 51 60 0 0 0 111 5838 60.8
0500 0 53 70 0 0 0 123 5961 62.0
0600 18 54 41 0 0 0 113 6074 63.2
0700 1 31 42 12 0 0 86 6160 64.1
0800 3 6 52 30 46 0 137 6297 65.5
0900 0 0 26 89 116 24 255 6552 68.2
1000 0 0 13 65 157 38 273 6825 71.0
1100 0 0 0 58 164 64 286 7111 74.0
1200 0 0 0 35 83 67 185 7296 75.9
1300 0 0 0 42 53 14 109 7405 77.1
1400 0 0 0 35 36 11 82 7487 77.9
1500 0 0 0 128 73 38 239 7726 80.4
1600 0 0 0 70 147 15 232 7958 82.8
1700 0 0 6 71 183 54 314 8272 86.1
1800 0 0 51 30 156 32 269 8541 88.9
1900 0 3 47 79 164 6 299 8840 92.0
2000 0 6 64 132 141 0 343 9183 95.6
2100 3 6 32 138 30 0 209 9392 97.8
2200 8 3 34 92 0 0 137 9529 99.2
2300 17 32 25 4 0 0 78 9607 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 239 1071 1521 2554 3065 1157 9607

Gross QSOs=9713 Dupes=106 Net QSOs=9607

Unique callsigns worked = 6044

The best 60 minute rate was 388/hour from 1706 to 1805
The best 30 minute rate was 422/hour from 1601 to 1630
The best 10 minute rate was 528/hour from 1203 to 1212

The best 1 minute rates were:
12 QSOs/minute 2 times.
11 QSOs/minute 1 times.
10 QSOs/minute 7 times.
9 QSOs/minute 29 times.
8 QSOs/minute 85 times.
7 QSOs/minute 160 times.
6 QSOs/minute 239 times.
5 QSOs/minute 321 times.
4 QSOs/minute 402 times.
3 QSOs/minute 441 times.
2 QSOs/minute 517 times.
1 QSOs/minute 437 times.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 85 472 738 1229 1687 117 4328 45.1
South America 0 18 25 28 19 99 189 2.0
Europe 145 549 701 1216 1277 905 4793 49.9
Asia 3 15 21 38 48 16 141 1.5
Africa 6 17 17 24 18 17 99 1.0
Oceania 0 0 17 17 14 3 51 0.5
??? 0 0 2 2 2 0 6 0.1
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 239 1071 1521 2554 3065 1157 9607

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 81
4 3380
5 3755
6 2322
7 26
8 24
9 17
10 2

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B8 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
3V 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0.0
4L 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
4U1I 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
4X 0 0 1 0 2 2 5 0.1
5B 2 3 3 2 6 3 19 0.2
6W 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
6Y 0 2 1 2 1 1 7 0.1
8P 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 0.0
9A 2 7 17 13 11 9 59 0.6
9H 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 0.1
9K 0 2 2 1 1 1 7 0.1
9Y 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.0
A4 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 0.0
A5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A6 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.0
A7 0 1 2 1 1 1 6 0.1
A9 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
BY 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.0
C3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
C6 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
CE 0 0 1 4 0 7 12 0.1
CM 0 1 3 2 6 0 12 0.1
CN 3 3 2 3 4 2 17 0.2
CT 7 13 17 10 12 23 82 0.9
CT3 1 4 2 3 2 2 14 0.1
CU 3 6 4 3 2 3 21 0.2
CX 0 0 1 0 0 8 9 0.1
D4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
DL 14 82 102 178 207 206 789 8.2
DU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
EA 15 46 48 57 76 101 343 3.6
EA6 1 2 1 2 2 5 13 0.1
EA8 2 4 6 7 4 5 28 0.3
EA9 0 2 1 0 2 0 5 0.1
EI 5 4 6 7 7 2 31 0.3
ER 0 0 2 2 5 1 10 0.1
ES 1 3 2 4 4 3 17 0.2
EU 2 8 7 13 16 4 50 0.5
F 10 39 34 58 73 42 256 2.7
FM 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.0
FP 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
FR/j 0 3 5 9 3 2 22 0.2
FY 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0.0
G 10 39 56 111 127 6 349 3.6
GD 1 1 1 2 2 0 7 0.1
GI 1 2 2 4 9 0 18 0.2
GJ 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.1
GM 1 9 10 16 19 1 56 0.6
*GM/s 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
GU 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 0.1
GW 2 6 5 9 7 0 29 0.3
HA 6 9 10 11 13 10 59 0.6
HB 0 6 6 23 11 12 58 0.6
HB0 0 2 2 2 2 1 9 0.1
HC 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0.0
HI 0 2 3 2 2 1 10 0.1
HK 0 1 2 3 2 1 9 0.1
HP 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
HS 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.1
HZ 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0.0
I 10 45 58 122 121 113 469 4.9
*IG9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
IS 1 1 1 2 2 2 9 0.1
*IT9 1 4 8 10 8 9 40 0.4
J2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
JA 0 0 2 8 1 0 11 0.1
JT 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
K 75 412 667 1086 1547 106 3893 40.5
KG4 0 1 2 3 2 0 8 0.1
KH2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
KH6 0 0 2 2 5 0 9 0.1
KL 0 1 0 3 2 0 6 0.1
KP2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
KP4 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
LA 4 9 7 19 10 19 68 0.7
LU 0 0 1 2 0 25 28 0.3
LX 2 2 3 3 4 3 17 0.2
LY 2 11 13 17 11 10 64 0.7
LZ 1 4 8 11 11 10 45 0.5
OA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
OD 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
OE 1 4 8 19 8 16 56 0.6
OH 3 16 19 40 26 20 124 1.3
OH0 1 2 2 1 2 2 10 0.1
OK 2 10 15 32 21 26 106 1.1
OM 1 9 7 19 10 6 52 0.5
ON 4 22 18 26 32 9 111 1.2
OZ 2 3 10 11 9 23 58 0.6
P4 0 3 3 3 1 2 12 0.1
PA 4 19 21 58 61 33 196 2.0
PJ2 0 4 4 4 3 4 19 0.2
PJ7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
PY 0 3 6 8 11 40 68 0.7
PZ 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 0.0
S5 3 8 20 24 14 20 89 0.9
SM 2 10 15 20 13 19 79 0.8
SP 3 15 30 61 40 44 193 2.0
SV 0 4 3 9 18 8 42 0.4
SV5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SV9 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 0.0
SY 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0.0
*TA1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
TF 1 2 3 4 3 0 13 0.1
TG 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
TI 0 2 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
TK 1 2 1 2 1 2 9 0.1
UA 8 25 40 82 124 33 312 3.2
UA2 1 3 7 10 9 7 37 0.4
UA9 0 4 4 15 24 0 47 0.5
UK 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
UN 1 1 3 2 3 0 10 0.1
UR 3 9 26 45 68 16 167 1.7
V2 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.0
V3 0 2 2 0 1 0 5 0.1
V4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
VE 8 44 50 117 115 3 337 3.5
VK 0 0 10 7 1 0 18 0.2
VK9C 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
VK9N 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
VP2M 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.0
VP5 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.0
VP8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
VP9 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 0.1
VU 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.0
XE 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0.1
YB 0 0 2 7 6 1 16 0.2
YK 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
YL 2 5 4 6 7 4 28 0.3
YO 0 7 7 14 17 5 50 0.5
YU 0 10 10 13 12 9 54 0.6
YV 0 3 4 2 1 5 15 0.2
Z3 0 1 0 3 3 1 8 0.1
ZB 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.0
ZF 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
ZL 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 0.0
ZP 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.0
ZS 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
??? 0 0 2 2 2 0 6 0.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 239 1071 1521 2554 3065 1157 9607

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 89 325 370 623 689 512 2608 27.1
05 62 282 456 599 669 97 2165 22.5
04 20 138 208 455 768 10 1599 16.6
15 41 168 237 414 322 313 1495 15.6
16 13 43 77 149 214 56 552 5.7
03 0 34 54 152 231 4 475 4.9
20 3 18 23 39 58 33 174 1.8
11 0 3 7 8 11 41 70 0.7
33 6 14 12 13 13 11 69 0.7
09 0 15 13 14 8 15 65 0.7
08 2 10 13 15 13 5 58 0.6
17 1 4 5 12 23 1 46 0.5
13 0 0 2 2 0 34 38 0.4
21 0 6 7 4 4 6 27 0.3
30 0 0 10 6 1 0 17 0.2
18 0 2 3 3 8 0 16 0.2
28 0 0 2 7 6 1 16 0.2
07 0 4 3 3 3 1 14 0.1
40 1 2 3 4 3 0 13 0.1
12 0 0 1 4 0 7 12 0.1
02 1 3 3 2 2 0 11 0.1
25 0 0 2 8 0 0 10 0.1
31 0 0 2 2 4 0 8 0.1
24 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0.1
06 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0.1
26 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0.1
10 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0.0
32 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 0.0
23 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.0
22 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0.0
35 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
29 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0.0
39 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.0
01 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.0
64 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
66 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
94 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
38 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
27 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
37 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 239 1071 1521 2554 3065 1157 9607

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 4203
2 bands 893
3 bands 463
4 bands 258
5 bands 165
6 bands 62

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

K1ZZ EW6W KC1XX K5ZD K1KI W3LPL
AA3B K1TTT M6T ES9C HG7T PA6AA
PI4COM LN8W LX7I N1MM W3LL W1GD
LY7Z YL2SM N5DX EF8R WW4LL EI1A
N4WW EE1G DF0HQ R7AB DR5N DL6FBL
LA4C PI4CC UA2FZ K9CT DJ5AN 9A7A
CR6K IR4X N3RS IR2L TM6M EF7T
W1NA TM3R LZ9W EC2DX IR4M CR5T
DM4X DL0CS K2AX TM1T HA4XH P33W
VE3EJ OO7P DL7ON IR3Z IO5O LX1ER
5P2C W1KM

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 74 288 526 1143 1637 535
 
K4JC   SOSB/10Classic HP   3,0022017-10-30 17:50:00
A VERY part-time operation, having had family in town all weekend. When I got to
turn the radio on Sunday afternoon it sounded like 10 meters was buzzing, so I
stayed there until propagation died out. No tower up yet so I used the Hustler
6BTV vertical which seemed to play well into SA. For a couple of hours
operating on the toughest band with not much of an antenna, I'm pretty happy
with the score I managed to eke out!
 
KH6CJJ   SOAB LP   506,4872017-10-30 17:50:30
Challenging conditions, as expected, but with a few good openings. Spent too
much time playing around on 10 meters, but enjoyed it. It was open mostly to
South America, with short openings to North America on Saturday and Sunday.
Kudos to N6SS who was always there whenever 10 was open to NA. 40 and 80 were
disappointing to me, but low power and a poor antenna had a lot to do with
that. As usual, the difficulty working Europe from here had a big impact on
the multiplier totals.

All in all, a lot of fun! Thanks for the Qs.

TS990S
Hexx beam at 40'
G5RV at 35'
Local restrictions prevent better antennas!
 
KØNR   SOABClassic LP   24,7222017-10-30 17:53:38
It was a fun contest to get on the air and work some DX. 15m was my friend with
good propagation to many parts of the world.
 
NV1Q   SOABClassic HP   311,6562017-10-30 18:03:16
It was nice to see that 10m was open.
 
PS8ET   SOSB(A)/15 LP   6,8672017-10-30 18:07:25
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: DX
CALLSIGN: PS8ET
CLUB: TERESINA DX CROUP
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 15M
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 6867
OPERATORS: PS8ET
NAME: JOSE DE JESUS MOURA COSTA
ADDRESS: Q-25 C-17
ADDRESS: PARQUE PIAUI
ADDRESS-CITY: TERESINA
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: PIAUI
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 64025-090
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: BRAZIL
CERTIFICATE: YES
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6291.0
END-OF-LOG:
 
W3FA   SOAB(A) LP   1,3442017-10-30 18:13:48
Elecraft K3s, Ten Tec Delta ll, 160 m inv L, G5RV, 40 m vert, TH3 @ 55\\\',
Eastern Shore of Maryland.
 
NW3Y   SOAB(A) HP   2,129,6352017-10-30 18:27:33
Thankfully, conditions were not as bad as expected this late in the solar cycle.
Once again the station worked well. Looking forward to the CW contest.
 
KD4RH   SOSB(A)/40 HP   39,1502017-10-30 18:39:39
Random 40 meter notes....

As predictable, most of the 40 meter activity is squeezed between 7125 and
7200. Absolutely brutal!

This year, the US activity above 7200 appeared to be very light. There were
great open slots in which to CQ. It has been difficult in past years to find an
opening. The noise level was very quiet. It was so quiet above 7200 it seemed
like there was no propagation.

There appeared to be fewer EU stations working split. Maybe I missed them. Most
activity was EU-EU. I wish more EU's would opt to working NA split. Most S&P
station are probably off-air 00-06Z sleeping. I did make a good effort to
operate split with my phased verticals. I was hoping to work EU's during local
EU sunrise to work the morning S&P'ers.

CQ'ed several times listening split with no takers. It is confusing that I can
work the big stations without too much difficulty but when CQing it seems that
my signal just evaporates into the ether. I'm not in the 40 meter yagi class so
perhaps my signal does not stand out like the big ops. Quite possible that
stations with low-power, dipoles and verticals are hard to hear stateside.

I was very pleased with new 290' beverage for EU. Really help reducing the
local QRN. It made the signals more readable. Can use one for JA's. AH2R, AH0BT
and JT5DX barely readable. Heard very weak YB's.
 
VU2DED   SOAB LP   85,8502017-10-30 18:46:11
Working conditions: Icom IC-707, barefoot with homebrew Carolina Windom antenna,
40M through 10M and Yaesu antenna Tuner FC-700.

See you next year.
73
VU2DED
Ajaya
 
T42A   M/S HP   1,712,9912017-10-30 18:46:50
We use only a Log Periodic for 20 to 10m bands and a Long Wire fo 40 and 80m.
From our side it was a nice effort rewarded with a very nice score.

Thank you all for work us and for your patience.

Bob
CO2KL
 
KC1XX   M/2 HP   14,445,0542017-10-30 18:47:06
Great weekend! Everything worked well and no equipment failures.

We missed Martin DL4NAC - he was supposed to join us but could not make it. Our
team welcomed a couple of new members for the weekend: Hiro JJ5GMJ, who is
working in the Boston area until early 2018, and Jim WP3A, who came for the
contest w/ his XYL Shelly. They both did a great job and we're glad they could
make it for the weekend!

During the summer and weeks before the contest some station work was
completed:
- Fix all Beverage antennas
- Installed new 90' tower w/ 5/5 on 20m (top rotary and lower antenna rotary
from ~10 degrees to 210 degrees) and 6el on 15m (fixed South)
- Took down and rebuilt 2el 80m quad for NW/SE directions...works now!

Conditions were interesting...aren't they always? 15m was a real
surprise...amazing conditions! 160m was sort of punk most of the weekend.
Saturday night seemed a bit better but only a minor enhancement at EU sunrise.
Tough going. 40m and 20m were great. 10m teased us on Saturday and was less
good Sunday. Only worked one EU on the scatter path over Africa Saturday. Heard
M6T but their antenna must have been pointed elsewhere and not over the
reflection area. Still surprised at what we *could* work on 10m.

Above all, a fun time was had by all. Thanks to Matt and Juana for their
hospitality! This marks the 22nd year at this station location! That's a lot of
hours in the chair.

Thanks to everyone who got on this weekend and special thanks to those who
traveled far and wide to put some great mults on.

===================================================================

Station equipment:
- 4 x IC-7800 (1A/1B + 2A/2B station positions)
- 2 x AL-1500 and 2 x AL-1200 amps

Logging program: Win-Test


-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 3 26 118 9 0 0 156 156 2.2
0100 1 27 103 13 0 0 144 300 4.2
0200 1 40 90 0 0 0 131 431 6.1
0300 0 58 47 0 0 0 105 536 7.5
0400 13 20 38 0 0 0 71 607 8.5
0500 13 31 96 0 0 0 140 747 10.5
0600 1 46 105 0 0 0 152 899 12.6
0700 1 23 95 1 0 0 120 1019 14.3
0800 2 16 63 2 0 0 83 1102 15.5
0900 5 3 31 9 0 0 48 1150 16.2
1000 0 3 20 114 0 0 137 1287 18.1
1100 0 0 2 159 58 0 219 1506 21.2
1200 0 0 0 165 231 0 396 1902 26.7
1300 0 0 0 106 260 0 366 2268 31.9
1400 0 0 0 59 210 1 270 2538 35.7
1500 0 0 0 14 210 19 243 2781 39.1
1600 0 0 0 1 188 25 214 2995 42.1
1700 0 0 0 71 93 9 173 3168 44.5
1800 0 0 0 78 40 37 155 3323 46.7
1900 0 0 10 128 16 7 161 3484 49.0
2000 0 0 18 96 2 32 148 3632 51.1
2100 0 5 101 7 1 0 114 3746 52.7
2200 0 1 80 24 6 0 111 3857 54.2
2300 0 5 80 23 0 0 108 3965 55.8
0000 0 47 61 0 0 0 108 4073 57.3
0100 3 29 66 0 0 0 98 4171 58.6
0200 4 29 24 0 0 0 57 4228 59.4
0300 3 21 43 0 0 0 67 4295 60.4
0400 2 28 58 0 0 0 88 4383 61.6
0500 4 52 88 0 0 0 144 4527 63.7
0600 7 21 79 0 0 0 107 4634 65.2
0700 1 32 74 0 0 0 107 4741 66.7
0800 1 7 25 0 0 0 33 4774 67.1
0900 0 5 31 1 0 0 37 4811 67.6
1000 3 2 11 1 0 0 17 4828 67.9
1100 0 2 8 99 154 0 263 5091 71.6
1200 0 0 0 123 200 0 323 5414 76.1
1300 0 0 0 104 147 0 251 5665 79.7
1400 0 0 0 112 144 1 257 5922 83.3
1500 0 0 0 76 102 0 178 6100 85.8
1600 0 0 0 97 125 0 222 6322 88.9
1700 0 0 0 111 80 2 193 6515 91.6
1800 0 0 0 90 43 14 147 6662 93.7
1900 0 0 5 74 0 28 107 6769 95.2
2000 0 0 53 37 1 1 92 6861 96.5
2100 0 0 44 48 1 4 97 6958 97.8
2200 1 1 53 33 1 0 89 7047 99.1
2300 1 0 39 25 0 0 65 7112 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 70 580 1859 2110 2313 180 7112

Gross QSOs=7279 Dupes=167 Net QSOs=7112

Unique callsigns worked = 4721

The best 60 minute rate was 403/hour from 1156 to 1255
The best 30 minute rate was 444/hour from 1208 to 1237
The best 10 minute rate was 504/hour from 1339 to 1348

The best 1 minute rates were:
11 QSOs/minute 4 times.
10 QSOs/minute 8 times.
9 QSOs/minute 17 times.
8 QSOs/minute 38 times.
7 QSOs/minute 56 times.
6 QSOs/minute 127 times.
5 QSOs/minute 188 times.
4 QSOs/minute 290 times.
3 QSOs/minute 480 times.
2 QSOs/minute 622 times.
1 QSOs/minute 593 times.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 40 161 319 248 91 24 883 12.4
South America 11 24 50 82 120 133 420 5.9
Europe 14 370 1345 1620 2002 8 5359 75.4
Asia 0 6 29 111 34 0 180 2.5
Africa 3 10 22 27 34 9 105 1.5
Oceania 1 6 69 13 9 1 99 1.4
??? 1 3 25 9 23 5 66 0.9
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 70 580 1859 2110 2313 180 7112
 
N4OC   SOSB/160Classic LP   2,6602017-10-30 18:52:24
Decided to try my hand at 160 meters for a test run using low power after
hoisting an inverted L. Finished installing a 200 foot Beverage on the ground
just as the contest started (not the way to be doing this with no testing but
work prevented me from doing it earlier). BOG did not give me an advantage. I
stayed with the inverted L on receive. Only a few contacts into EUROPE.Had a
good time search and pounce. My first use of N1MM+ and my first contest from a
home QTH since 1965! Good way to work out the bugs. Thanks for the Q's and look
forward to installing a better receive antenna and running a linear amp. Next
time!

Well done to K3LR and W3LPL --signals and operators were impressive.

73
Ed

Fully upgraded Elecraft K3 and P3
Inverted L at 70' with 2000 ft of radials
MacBook Pro using Parallel's to run Windows 7
 
PR1T   M/S LP   1,706,8182017-10-30 18:56:11
We operate completely self sustained energy by two generators.
The station was completametne mounted on Friday with FT 2000+ FT950 connected
in a 8x2 antenna switch.
The antennas had available to one spider beam 10,15 and 20 meters to 40 meters
a dipole inverted V and the band 80m, traditional dipole.
We thank all colleagues who have provided this great experience at the PR1T
FIEL DAY PROJECT, more detais see on
http://riodxgroup.dxwatch.com/noticias/pr1t-field-day-project.
see you
 
N1DID   SOABClassic LP   503,7132017-10-30 19:06:21
I heard people complaining about horrible propagation but I thought it was
really good. I did 4X my production over the past 2 years. I did add a 2
element wire beam for 20M but it wasn't that much help. I think the difference
was time in chair and managing my sleep times for better propagation. I had
some good runs when the bands were changing.
 
NE4EA   SOAB HP   106,6522017-10-30 19:25:09
TS-480HX and Hy-Gain HV-680 9 band vertical, running 200 watts, just to be heard
over the noise.
 
WA7LNW   SOAB(A) HP   638,7802017-10-30 19:25:56
Enjoyed matching a voice to each call sign. Something you don't experience
operating CW or RTTY contest modes.
Antennas were modest wires, but was pleased with their weekend performance on
160, 80 and 40.

TS-480, KPA500, HEX beam at 65 ft., 80 meter and 40 meter wire slopers, 160
meter dipole.

Appreciated your contacts!

Thanks and 73's de Jack, WA7LNW
 
AA4LR   SOAB LP   3,2402017-10-30 19:49:05
Antennas:
Cushcraft A3S/A743 at 15m (40m)
Shunt-fed 15m tower (80,160m)

Equipment:
Elecraft K3/100 running 100 watts

Comments:

Just had a little bit of time on Friday night and Saturday morning to get on
and hand out some Qs.

Conditions seemed really poor. Bands were noisy, no signals on 20m at 0200z.
Called many stations who clearly didn't hear my 100 watts. I guess we're in for
conditions like this for a few years yet.
 
VE4JBB(@VE4EA)   M/S HP   511,3942017-10-30 20:05:23
Very special thanks to the team -- John (VE4VJR) and Cary (VE4EA) for all the
effort throughout the contest Also thanks to Cary, Marion and Buddy for
graciously hosting us at their home/station.

I can't comment too much on conditions (being a rookie), but experiencing 15M
with europe on sunday was something I will never forget! On 80M we weren't
very successful and were unable to get the 160 wire up in time so we didn't
work much on the lower bands.

To all the stations that worked us, thank you! -- I hope to work you all again
soon.

73 de JESSY (VE4JBB)
 
WN4AFP   SOABClassic LP   47,2802017-10-30 20:20:56
My focus was 40m, but I also worked 80-10m since I had the opportunity. The 40m
experience was more difficult this year. I was hearing stations at s 15-20db
and sometimes they heard me and sometimes they didn't...even in the clear or in
the pileups. I had a mix of calling some stations many times and then running up
and down the band make one call to every station and working those who reply...
I also found that working the stations who were running between 7.050-7.125 who
were listening in our phone band very successful... There were only a few
stations calling these guys... I did hear a few US guys calling them out of our
phone band which is usual... 15m was the best daytime band for me... 20m was
just crazy. I produced quite a bit of QRM in the house during this race (phone
contest)... I don't use a voice keyer, so every call was different and was from
my vocals... So the volume of my calls got louder and faster as I tried to break
through the piles. This was a problem workng 40m only... I'll do much better
during the CQWW CW! Saturday night on 40m was just like Friday... large
pileups and weaker sigs... I did experience the rate of 30-33 when I worked
15, but not on 40m... I closed down when the fam went to bed around 11:30 pm. I
did switch between my 80/40 windmill dipole at 10' and my 40m dipole at 27 feet.
There was a definite improvement with DX with the higher dipole. I used my
IC-751 with $6 computer headset and all worked just fine. I ended-up missing my
goals on 40m, but i had a great experience on 15m and overall it was a wonderful
stressbuster. I can't wait until the CW contest. I hope everyone else enjoyed
the 2017 CQWW SSB... Go Swamp Foxes!
 
VA7BEC   SOAB(A) LP   159,8662017-10-30 20:29:34
Had a lot of multi-tasking during the weekend, including work, which made CQWW
SSB a part-time effort this year.

I did notice that despite purported awful conditions, if any operator was
beaming -- and listening -- in my direction, I got picked up right away or the
signal to me when I CQ'd was beautifully clear and nicely above any perceived
noise. Case in point: EU. When a few stations acknowledged me with my full
callsign on the first try and commented that my signal was strong, I figured
I'd give CQing a try. Managed to enjoy a slow-rate pileup for about an hour. :)
That was fun!

Overall, CQing did not produce the kind of results achieved in years past. Many
reasons for this, of course, but I'd have to say one of the biggest factors was
a lack of on-air manners. There was a huge increase in the number of operators
who didn't bother to listen before they started to CQ. Yes, of course, I
realize that when conditions are poor, several operators may be running on the
same frequency without impacting each other and then all of a sudden conditions
improve and running becomes a very frustrating effort indeed. Sometimes, running
stations are on the same frequency. Sometimes, they are splattering over way too
many kilocycles and the S&P stations are off-frequency in responding to the
CQ. In either case, the end result is usually that QSO content is obliterated.
What a time-wasting shame.

Given time constraints, band conditions and slow run-rates, I did not expect to
turn in a very good score. I knew my usual target of at least 1,000 Qs would be
impossible. I aimed instead for a conservative 500 Qs, and I beat that in the
end. Score… meh.

Highlights: 1) a ZS answering my CQ on 15m Saturday morning, 2) a short but
enjoyable EU run on 20m on Sunday, and 3) more than the usual number of
compliments about my lovely voice and YL presence (which lifted my spirits when
I was lamenting an almost non-existent run rate). It was also great to hear
familiar callsigns and exchange a quick hello along with 5903.

Special thanks to all the operators, particularly DX from my in-Canada
perspective, who turned their antennas toward BC or took a moment amid their
pileups to ask if there were any stations on the West Coast. Timing, it
appears, is becoming as crucial to log-building as location.

33 (to the other YLs) and 73 (to the OMs),
Rebecca VA7BEC
 
W6YI   SOAB(A) HP   336,6002017-10-30 21:07:03
Had just a few hours to play.
 
W7TVC(@K7CIE)   M/S HP   370,2502017-10-30 21:57:09
A little worse than we did last year. We had a few more Q's but fewer
multipliers and about 25,000 less points. 20 and 15 were better than last year
but all other bands were worse. Once again, we found EU difficult on any band
except 20, although there was a narrow swath of propagation on 15 that netted
EA, CT, F, and CU. At least we finished strong with a productive run into Asia
on 15 meters that netted many JAs plus three or four multipliers.

Best DX was armchair copy with A73A, working them on a single call. Any day
that you can work the middle east from here in the northwest is a good day.

Run station ProIII + PW-1, Optibeam Yagi, Thunderbolt and MA-160V verticals
Mult station ProIII + AL-811H, R8 vertical

Thanks to Michael, Emily, and the cats for the hospitality and to all of you
for the QSOs.
73 from the Tualatin Valley Contesters.
 
YV2CAR   SOSB/15 HP   1,059,7022017-10-30 22:09:32
5 ELEMENTS YAGI (8 MTS HIGH)
DRAKE L4B
1000 WATTS
IC-756PROIII

PICSINSTAGRAM: @CARLOSARIVERO

FACEBOOK: CARLOS RIVERO YV2CAR
 
UA9R   SOAB(A) LP   1,001,9102017-10-30 22:12:43
TS-590;ANT:160m-IV;80m-GP;40m-2el delta;20m-15m-10m--2elQQ
AGE-75years
 
VE7WO   SOABClassic HP   183,3992017-10-30 22:31:02
Thanks to all who called and listened! Great fun!
Looking forward to CQWW CW!

73,
Brian
VE7WO
 
PA/PY2SEX   SOAB LP   561,1322017-10-31 00:16:42
It's good to be back on the air in my own station after 6 years but my call sign
didn't help at all! Too much suffering having to repeat several times as it was
loooooong as hell. It was really hard to complete QSOs with a lot of stations,
some of them totally gave up on me. Low power in Europe is more painful then
from SA, at least there most of QSOs count 3 points and it is possible to run
for a period. Every trying for run didn't work. Spiderbeam yagi and my inverted
L wire with an outdoor tuner in the spiderbeam pole worked pretty well. Let's
see in CW how it will be. Thank you all that had patience enough to understand
my lovely call sign. Important action needed is look where I can get a HAREC
exam here in EU (in English at least) to request a PA call sign.

rig: Elecraft K3
ant: Spiderbeam 5band HD
ant: Inverted L with outdoor CG3000 tuner.

73
Alex
PY1KS | PY2SEX | DL1NX | CT7ANB | PA/PY2SEX | AC1CY
 
OT6M   M/S HP   3,236,7502017-10-31 00:33:50
A fun weekend again with a rather small team. But due to good rates even the
long night shifts were doable. The best run with almost 150 QSO's in one hour
was on 80m, although we only had a dipole (and K9AY for RX) for that band.
Second best run was on Sunday afternoon on 20m with a little over 100 QSO's.
10m was a little open on Saturday and Sunday so good for some extra
multipliers.

Station:
TRX: IC7800 and Orion II (interlocked)
PA: ACOM2000
Antennas:
TRX: dipoles for 160m and 80m, OB2-40, OB11-3, 3 el.SteppIR
RX: K9AY

Some things we noticed
- again the K9AY worked very good on 160, 80 and even 40m.
- we had some good runs even though we were not spotted. It really makes sense
to sometimes tune the band (instead of just clicking the spots). Also if
everyone would set 'spot all S&P QSO's' ON, it would mean a lot more fun
for everyone.
- Only 4 stations worked on all 6 bands: CN3A, EF8R, M6T and PI4CC. 19 stations
worked on 5 bands were either 10m or 160m was missing.

Although the team was small and some runs were long, we had a great weekend
with good food and enjoyed the radio sport.

Thanks to all who worked us and hope to see you in the CQWW CW!

73
Frank
ON9CC
 
9A3AG   SOSB(A)/40 HP   165,3242017-10-31 00:38:40
IC7600 + 1500W + OB4-40
 
S57AL   SOAB(A) HP   6,241,0742017-10-31 00:40:17
Best from Radomlje since 2011, when I start to operate in SOAB(A) category.

Unfortunataly with single tower antennas (40,20,15 and 10m) it is not possible
to compete cirius with super stations, but it is always fun, for self
satisfaction!

Congrats BEN for UFB score. CU in next one and soon on WRTC 2018!

73, Ivo S57AL
 
HB9AA(HB9ARF)   SOSB/20 HP   54,2922017-10-31 00:42:17
Just a few hours to play with my new and first power amplifier.

K3 and KPA500 500 Watts
Antenna Force 12 C-4s ( 2 elements )

Hope to hear you in the CW part with my callsign

73's
Phil - HB9ARF
 
F6GOX   SOAB HP   209,0882017-10-31 02:14:58
Few hours to participate this year and stop at 200.000 points. Very good opening
on 10 meters included VK9CZ qso. 160 meters was very good also but not for US
where big guns came with small signal. W3LPL beacon station just increase at
sunrise. Pleasure to make new one countries on phone. See you in the cqww cw.
73 Laurent.
 
PY2KJ   SOSB(A)/15 HP   886,3502017-10-31 02:41:57
RIG: Yaesu FTdx 1200
ANT: 3 el. @ 10 meters high
PWR: 550 Watts
SFT: N1MM +

Thanks for all contacted stations. Nice to participate in this great contest.
Hope to see you all on CQWW CW

Peace and health ,

ART , PY2KJ
 
N5DX(@N2QV)   SOAB HP   6,045,9422017-10-31 04:44:59
CQWW SSB is beginning to grow on me. This contest generates so many interesting
multipliers that just looking at the announced list of operations before the
event is enough to get me pumped up. The high rates of SSB, and the ease of
multiplier moving, further up the fun factor.

Conditions on 80-15 meters were drastically improved vs the 2016 contest.

Somehow I managed to work 16 fewer multipliers on 160 meters this year as
compared to last year. Probably a combination of less time spent on the band
and fewer available Caribbean multipliers. I still do not understand how so
many Europeans can be nearly S9 and not hear a 4 square calling them.
Seriously Europeans, turn your power down and/or put up some sort of RX
antenna.

80 meters offered some brief runs into Europe. Operating split seemed to
generate more answers to CQ as compared to simplex. I never heard any VK, ZL,
or JA stations on this band.

40 meters started out slow. Europeans were extremely loud but I couldn't run
at all the first night. The band improved significantly the second half of the
contest with a nice European sunrise opening Sunday morning.

Some fun multipliers called in on 20 meters Sunday morning during the European
run. Several VU stations, HS0, and even a zone 23 station in China.
Thankfully both a VK and ZL called long path Sunday afternoon both for double
multipliers.

15 meters seemed to have deeper openings into zone 16 on Sunday and I kept
thinking that some Asia stuff would call in over Europe but that didn't happen.

I missed some easy Caribbean mults on this band.

10 meters had short openings to zone 33 and a few zone 14 stations.

I went 48 hours straight for this one. It was surprisingly easy. The
hallucinations stayed away for most of Sunday. There was one time though when
I jumped out of my chair because I thought someone was standing directly next
to me. It turned out to be an unruly strand of hair hanging down on the side
of my head. That scare gave me enough adrenaline to finish the contest.

Thanks again to my friends Tariq and Scott for using their amazing station.
Looking forward to doing SOAB HP CW.

73,
Kevin, N5DX

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: N5DX
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: N5DX

--> 4U1A has an unknown country prefix.

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 53 2 0 0 55 55 1.5
0100 3 20 12 4 0 0 39 94 2.6
0200 0 31 0 0 0 0 31 125 3.4
0300 1 15 22 0 0 0 38 163 4.5
0400 10 10 29 0 0 0 49 212 5.8
0500 10 12 16 0 0 0 38 250 6.8
0600 4 23 23 0 0 0 50 300 8.2
0700 7 8 22 0 0 0 37 337 9.2
0800 6 4 31 0 0 0 41 378 10.3
0900 2 9 6 0 0 0 17 395 10.8
1000 0 1 5 40 0 0 46 441 12.1
1100 0 0 0 148 0 0 148 589 16.1
1200 0 0 0 9 226 0 235 824 22.6
1300 0 0 0 0 204 0 204 1028 28.1
1400 0 0 0 0 122 0 122 1150 31.5
1500 0 0 0 8 83 7 98 1248 34.2
1600 0 0 0 2 144 9 155 1403 38.4
1700 0 0 0 65 66 2 133 1536 42.0
1800 0 0 0 103 2 11 116 1652 45.2
1900 0 0 0 92 18 1 111 1763 48.2
2000 0 0 0 50 10 13 73 1836 50.2
2100 0 0 3 21 21 7 52 1888 51.7
2200 0 0 66 24 0 0 90 1978 54.1
2300 0 0 34 7 0 0 41 2019 55.3
0000 0 9 13 5 0 0 27 2046 56.0
0100 2 7 39 0 0 0 48 2094 57.3
0200 1 17 9 0 0 0 27 2121 58.0
0300 3 36 8 0 0 0 47 2168 59.3
0400 2 38 2 0 0 0 42 2210 60.5
0500 7 1 79 0 0 0 87 2297 62.9
0600 1 3 108 0 0 0 112 2409 65.9
0700 0 0 57 0 0 0 57 2466 67.5
0800 2 0 9 0 0 0 11 2477 67.8
0900 1 0 10 0 0 0 11 2488 68.1
1000 0 1 3 17 0 0 21 2509 68.7
1100 0 0 0 100 0 0 100 2609 71.4
1200 0 0 0 96 34 0 130 2739 75.0
1300 0 0 0 2 181 0 183 2922 80.0
1400 0 0 0 9 103 0 112 3034 83.0
1500 0 0 0 5 93 0 98 3132 85.7
1600 0 0 0 6 41 10 57 3189 87.3
1700 0 0 0 14 38 5 57 3246 88.8
1800 0 0 0 92 0 11 103 3349 91.7
1900 0 0 0 39 13 12 64 3413 93.4
2000 0 0 0 61 1 2 64 3477 95.2
2100 0 0 48 19 9 4 80 3557 97.3
2200 0 0 45 6 7 0 58 3615 98.9
2300 1 0 33 5 0 0 39 3654 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 63 245 785 1051 1416 94 3654

Gross QSOs=3733 Dupes=79 Net QSOs=3654

Unique callsigns worked = 2604

The best 60 minute rate was 288/hour from 1220 to 1319
The best 30 minute rate was 334/hour from 1220 to 1249
The best 10 minute rate was 366/hour from 1220 to 1229

The best 1 minute rates were:
8 QSOs/minute 1 times.
7 QSOs/minute 5 times.
6 QSOs/minute 16 times.
5 QSOs/minute 46 times.
4 QSOs/minute 111 times.
3 QSOs/minute 293 times.
2 QSOs/minute 531 times.
1 QSOs/minute 900 times.

There were 586 bandchanges and 258 (7.1%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 36 58 67 48 44 14 267 7.3
South America 10 13 60 37 56 72 248 6.8
Europe 13 164 622 907 1273 3 2982 81.6
Asia 0 1 13 34 20 0 68 1.9
Africa 3 6 15 19 17 5 65 1.8
Oceania 1 3 8 5 6 0 23 0.6
??? 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 63 245 785 1051 1416 94 3654

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 53
4 961
5 1540
6 1068
7 18
8 7
9 6
10 1

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B8 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
3V 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
4L 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4O 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
4U1I 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
4X 0 0 1 3 3 0 7 0.2
5B 0 0 2 2 3 0 7 0.2
5H 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
5T 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6Y 2 2 2 1 2 0 9 0.2
8P 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
9A 0 3 11 13 16 0 43 1.2
9H 0 1 1 2 3 0 7 0.2
9K 0 1 1 2 1 0 5 0.1
9Y 0 1 2 1 2 2 8 0.2
A3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A4 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
A6 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0.1
A7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
A9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
BY 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
C3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
C6 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.1
CE 0 0 4 2 5 10 21 0.6
CE9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
CM 0 2 6 1 6 0 15 0.4
CN 1 3 4 5 3 2 18 0.5
CT 1 3 11 12 13 1 41 1.1
CT3 1 1 2 3 1 1 9 0.2
CU 1 1 4 3 2 1 12 0.3
CX 0 0 2 2 3 6 13 0.4
D4 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
DL 0 27 96 165 192 0 480 13.1
E7 0 2 5 6 6 0 19 0.5
EA 1 16 65 58 76 1 217 5.9
EA6 1 1 2 2 2 0 8 0.2
EA8 1 1 7 5 5 2 21 0.6
EA9 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
EI 2 2 4 7 6 0 21 0.6
EK 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
ER 0 0 1 1 4 0 6 0.2
ES 0 1 3 3 3 0 10 0.3
ET 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
EU 0 1 4 5 10 0 20 0.5
F 2 16 51 56 70 0 195 5.3
FM 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 0.2
FP 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
FY 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
G 2 10 33 61 160 0 266 7.3
GD 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0.1
GI 0 1 2 7 11 0 21 0.6
GJ 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.1
GM 0 3 4 8 18 0 33 0.9
GU 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0.1
GW 0 0 1 7 14 0 22 0.6
HA 0 5 10 9 15 0 39 1.1
HB 0 4 12 13 12 0 41 1.1
HB0 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.2
HC 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.1
HI 1 1 4 2 1 0 9 0.2
HK 0 1 4 3 3 1 12 0.3
HP 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.1
HR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
HS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
HZ 0 0 3 1 3 0 7 0.2
I 1 12 81 84 111 0 289 7.9
IS 0 1 2 3 2 0 8 0.2
*IT9 0 2 8 8 10 0 28 0.8
J6 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.1
JA 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
K 8 14 22 15 18 4 81 2.2
KH6 1 3 4 2 3 0 13 0.4
KL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
KP2 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.1
KP4 0 0 3 1 1 1 6 0.2
LA 0 1 6 14 14 0 35 1.0
LU 1 1 9 6 7 25 49 1.3
LX 1 1 2 2 0 0 6 0.2
LY 0 2 8 11 16 0 37 1.0
LZ 0 1 10 12 14 0 37 1.0
OA 0 0 1 2 2 1 6 0.2
OD 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
OE 0 1 15 11 12 0 39 1.1
OH 0 0 6 22 24 0 52 1.4
OK 0 5 15 22 22 0 64 1.8
OM 0 2 3 12 9 0 26 0.7
ON 0 7 17 25 41 0 90 2.5
OZ 0 1 5 10 10 0 26 0.7
P4 1 2 3 3 1 2 12 0.3
PA 1 9 21 39 52 0 122 3.3
PJ2 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.2
PJ4 3 3 3 3 2 2 16 0.4
PY 1 1 22 8 22 19 73 2.0
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
S5 0 5 19 26 18 0 68 1.9
SM 0 2 4 16 21 0 43 1.2
SP 0 2 19 25 54 0 100 2.7
SV 0 0 3 8 13 0 24 0.7
SV5 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
SV9 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
T7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 2 3 6 0 11 0.3
*TA1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TF 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 0.1
TI 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
TK 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 0.1
UA 0 1 12 49 76 0 138 3.8
UA2 0 1 2 3 3 0 9 0.2
UA9 0 0 0 10 1 0 11 0.3
UN 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
UR 0 3 13 27 59 0 102 2.8
V2 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.1
V3 1 2 2 1 1 0 7 0.2
V4 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.1
VE 17 26 17 15 6 0 81 2.2
VK 0 0 4 2 2 0 8 0.2
VP2M 1 1 1 1 0 1 5 0.1
VP5 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
VP9 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
VU 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
XE 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.1
YL 0 1 0 4 4 0 9 0.2
YO 0 2 9 14 23 0 48 1.3
YU 0 2 10 11 11 0 34 0.9
*Z6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
YV 1 0 4 2 4 1 12 0.3
Z3 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
ZB 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.1
ZF 1 1 1 1 3 1 8 0.2
ZL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
ZP 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
ZS 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 0.1
??? 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 63 245 785 1051 1416 94 3654

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 12 107 346 511 724 3 1703 46.6
15 1 49 220 278 346 0 894 24.5
16 0 5 30 82 150 0 267 7.3
20 0 3 28 45 66 0 142 3.9
08 9 13 24 13 16 8 83 2.3
09 8 10 19 15 16 10 78 2.1
05 9 22 24 9 7 4 75 2.1
11 1 1 23 9 22 19 75 2.1
04 13 15 11 17 15 0 71 1.9
13 1 1 11 8 10 31 62 1.7
33 3 6 13 14 11 5 52 1.4
21 0 1 8 6 7 0 22 0.6
12 0 0 4 2 5 10 21 0.6
07 2 3 3 3 3 2 16 0.4
31 1 3 4 2 3 0 13 0.4
10 0 1 2 3 3 2 11 0.3
03 1 2 2 4 2 0 11 0.3
30 0 0 4 2 2 0 8 0.2
17 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 0.2
02 2 2 2 1 0 0 7 0.2
35 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0.1
40 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 0.1
39 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
38 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 0.1
06 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.1
25 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
19 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.1
37 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
32 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
22 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.1
01 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
24 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
23 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
26 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 63 245 785 1051 1416 94 3654

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 1942
2 bands 410
3 bands 149
4 bands 77
5 bands 19
6 bands 7

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

PZ5K CU4DX ZX5J PJ4G ZF9CW EF8R
FY5KE

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 18 74 372 536 890 52
 
YU3EEA   SOAB(A)Rookie LP   82,2002017-10-31 05:00:20
73 de Janko
YU3EEA
 
LX7I   M/S HP   14,714,6702017-10-31 05:24:07
After the disaster at 9A1P in June http://www.9a1p.com/summer-storm-2017/
we still didnt rebuild our contest qth.
Thanks to Philipe LX2A for the use of his superb station and great
hospitality.
Nice race on livescores with IR4M and OM7M, too bad other EU big M/S's didnt
show up.
It was real fun to enjoy LX pileups, without inband station I tought it would
be
hard to compete against others but seems we managed to do it. Almost 8000 qsos
and best hour of 320q/h is quite impressive.

WE love this game

73 Dave 9A1UN
 
E72JG   SOAB(A) LP   109,1142017-10-31 05:43:13
Ant: Tribander 14/21/10
Inv.Vee 40/80
 
WO1N   SOAB HP   31,9772017-10-31 06:24:46
Station: FTdx5000, C3-SS@38', 40MDipole@50', 80MVertDipole, N1MM+ Logger

Soapbox :

Just a few Q's from the home station when off duty from K1KP's effort. Always
good for shaking down the station and keeping an eye on band conditions so
you know what to expect when you show up for your operating shift.

I did both overnights from K1KP. 160M was pretty much a bust the first
night from the East Coast. Finally a bit late, 160 started to recover on the
2nd overnight, at least to the Caribbean. No Eu, I think it was TM3R that many
of us could hear armchair copy but he could not hear us during the 2nd night.

40M was solid both nights and 80M seemed better the first night. It could
have been all of the stations had been worked the 2nd night.

Finally, I helped close the contest with a good run into Europe until 20M
closed then pushed the 15 and 20M totals to >1000 Q's and >100
countries.

Sideband is so much more fun from a competant station!

Ken - WO1N
 
RT5Z(RA3CW)   SOAB(A) HP   4,855,4642017-10-31 06:41:34
RIG/ANT: K3, 2xPA-1KW,
10-7ele+8ele+11ele yagi,
15-3x7 stack +4ele,
20-3x6 stack+7ele+4ele+3ele,
40-4ele+delta+3ele(EU/SA),
80-4sqr+delta,
160-4sqr+delta.
Very heavy rain for 2 days...
73!
RA3CW/RT5Z
 
DP6T   M/M HP   5,065,2002017-10-31 07:35:04
Contesting with a very stormy night. For safety reasons we had to lower our
antennas for almost 12 hours. Finally we are happy with our result. Great team
and great weekend. Thanks to our YL team mates from Croatia and Bulgaria !
 
EF7T(@EA7OT)   M/S HP   6,123,2442017-10-31 07:55:34
VERY HARD CONDITION IN SOUTH PART EUROPE. VERY NOISE LOW BAND AND VERYA BAD PROP
IN 28MHZ. CU IN NEXT TEST. 73,S
 
V31VP(WBØTEV)   SOSB(A)/15 HP   1,016,6522017-10-31 08:35:05
As in the WPX SSB contest I used K3IT's nifty QSORDER program to automagically
create mp3 files of each SSB QSO made with V31VP in the contest (and some
outside the contest as well). If you would like to hear what your signal
sounded like in Belize go to the V31VP qrz.com page and you'll find where you
can enter your callsign and play the corresponding audio files.

My original plan was to file as SOAB(A) HP, but after discovering that there
are
practically no established SOSB(A) HP records in the whole of Zone 7 I think
I'll be filing my entry as SOSB(A)/15 HP. With that in mind I put an emphasis
on 15m which was red hot from down here.

I still operated all the other bands to help hand out the V3 mult to "the
deserving" and also succumb to a case of "multiplier-itis".
Were I to file as SOAB(A) HP the score would be just shy of 3.9 million, and
its NOT an SO2R setup here.

I made my first 160m QSOs (all 7 of them) from down here this trip, but given
that the only antenna so far for top band is a low slung windom, that was about
all that could be expected. I think the only US stations worked on 160 were
K3LR and W3LPL (no surprise).

I was also relegated to the windom for 10m as the A3S just would not load (VSWR
>4:1). It worked fine in the RTTY contest last month, but one or both of the
traps has likely developed a fault. At least it had the good grace to do it
near the bottom of the sunspot cycle. Off the windom I really couldn't hear and
work anything other than South America.

As it is, I ended up with 2782 QSO's on 15m, 32 Zones and 124 countries. Had
some really terrific runs. It was fun to see the rate meet pop above 300 at
times.

Some of the highlights:

* Having VK9CZ call into my 15m run and then EXACTLY 24 hours later call into
my 20m run.

* In the closing minutes of the contest in the midst of a JA run on 15m I asked
JA to QRX and called for other Asia. The JA's all held their fire (wish the
same could be said of certain EU types) which allowed me to dig out BV1EK for a
new mult.

* Shortly before that BD7BM fought thru the JA wall on 15 and we each gave the
other a new mult and in my case a much needed Zone 24.

* Breaking thru the pileup to score Zone 22 (VU2RCT) on 15m Saturday morning
here.

* Working UT5EKF/MM (Zone 36) off the coast of Angola.

* A >4 hour run on 21343 in the closing hours of the contest. That well
just never seemed to run dry.

As always a big thanks to Andre (DL1AS/V31DL) for the use of his fine station
and to his XYL Monika who always makes me welcome at Maya Hill Lodge. I hope to
be back in Feb 2018 for WPX RTTY, perhaps with another op for a M/S entry and
then ARRL SSB DX and CQ WPX
SSB in March.

73,
Victor V31VP (WB0TEV)
 
OE3A   M/2 HP   962,4362017-10-31 09:20:59
Test at OEVSV Headquarter Station.
All clubmembers were invited to work at the station and a lot of them followed
the call...
It was fun!
 
K8PGJ   SOAB HP   294,0562017-10-31 09:36:01
Wife had knee surgery so this was a minimal effort. No outside antennas, No
receive antennas, 500 watts and Reduced Hours.
It was surprising how good 15M and especially 10M was compared to propagation.
I could hear 10 meter signals with no indication on the S Meter. And most heard
Me. 40M was noisy and crowed. There were many stations I could hear that could
not hear me.
 
SU9JG(EA7TN)   SOSB/15Classic LP   32,0962017-10-31 10:28:00
Very limited time activity. Saturday had family commitments, and Sunday is
working day in Egypt, so I was active a couple of hours before work, and 3
hours after work until dusk.
Operation from downtown noisy Cairo, with a dipole and 100 W.
Will be active both days in the CW leg next month, probably SO15LP again.
 
OM7M   M/S HP   12,763,2602017-10-31 10:28:18
Windy and rainy weekend. This year we added a new stack on 20m 4/4/4 and a total
of 27 elements. Antennas underwent complete reconstruction, renovated
rotators,etc. But one wind destroyed a lot.
As you know, on Sunday a strong orcan hit EU.
No AC outage, but damaged antennas, rotators even an outdoor toilet..:-)
Inband antennas, second direction, new stack on 20m, wires antennas all these
things were down. Interesting was, we turned 15m antenna of Run Station to make
a quick multiplier from the south, but in a strong wind we could no longer turn
back. So we went pile up south and made a dozen of ZS ...:-) Interesting how
many stations is there we only do not know about them.
Nice competition on livescore with our rivals LX7I and IR4M from EU. We were
pulling each other legs whole weekend, but the finish was yours. Congrats!!
Simply it was maximum with this damaged setup

Hope to fix it by the end of NOV to be in full strenght.

73! and thanks for calling us!

Lubo,OM5ZW@OM7M
 
WJ2D   SOAB HP   1,266,4882017-10-31 10:59:47
15 meters was great during the test and 20 was right up there as well. All q's
were S&P.
 
CR6K   M/S HP   10,650,9562017-10-31 11:14:16
This is the 2nd Multi-Single from the station and the 1st with the new antennas.
This is the 1st time ever this team plays together.

During the contest some minor glitches that were easy to repair but just 2h
before the contest Murphy stopped by to say hello. The motherboard from our PC
Server died when trying to connect a TS590 radio in a USB port.... luckily
CT1CJJ was able to find a solution :)



73's Filipe CT1ILT & Jose CT1CJJ
 
OF1F(OH1TM)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,046,1312017-10-31 11:36:45
This time the conditions were as good as they can be in current phase of solar
cycle. Thanks for the QSOs!

73 Timo OH1TM
 
NØWRK   SOSB/15Classic HP   28,4662017-10-31 12:02:53
Stayed on 15 Meters for contest. Made several 40 Meter contacts for LoTW
stats.
I did hunt and pounce activity looking for new countries and zones. Found some
ones I had not had before. Nothing from Africa except Morocco. I still a
little rusty after a year off the air. Need to tweak a few things in the new
shack.
 
ESØDJ   SOSB(A)/80 LP   25,7042017-10-31 12:16:22
RIG: FT-847, ANT: GP 16.5 high. dipole
 
K3PH   M/S HP   3,5642017-10-31 13:10:03
Hey, someone has to have the lowest score!
 
NØMA   M/2 HP   1,111,6002017-10-31 13:12:14
Conditions similar to what others have reported. Much better than last year.
15m was better than expected and 10m didn't exist in the middle of the US.
Station equipment and antennas is steadily improving at the Radio Farm.
C U next time.
 
Z37ØM(Z36W)   SOAB LP   405,3872017-10-31 13:35:55
A lot of confusion with our special call sign
Z370M (Zulu-Three-Seven-Ziro-Mike) ...
Thanks to all for patience.
BTW, we are celebrating 70 years from the
existence of our radio club Z37M !
See you also in CW part, hope with not so
confusion HI !

73 Venco Z36W
 
K7RI(K7ZQ)   SOSB/20 HP   243,5762017-10-31 13:55:24
SSB is not my favorite mode, however, I really enjoyed the contest. Many thanks
to the stations that worked me, and to Tom, K7RI, who allowed me to operate his
FB station as a single-band single-operator entry. Walt - K7ZQ
 
W6JCW(K6XN)   SOAB HP   99,1762017-10-31 14:05:11
Thanks for all the QSOs! This was a part time effort while working on our solar
panel power array and replacing batteries and a 4KW pure sine wave power
inverter at our cabin in the Sierra at 5000 feet elevation. 73, Ted, K6XN
 
HK3TK   SOSB(A)/15Classic LP   45,0302017-10-31 14:12:38
Unfortunately I leave the contest for permanent interruption with my remote
station
 
K1ESE   SOAB(A) HP   717,5162017-10-31 15:04:09
Contests are always a learning experience! I learned -

The voice DVR in the K3 is great. Using WAV files with the Flex is not. I had
recorded messages with a tempo that was far too fast and rerecording didn't work
when in the middle of the contest. I need to learn how to do that if I ever do
another SSB contest.

My remote knob was too fast. Took contest time to reconfigure it.

I chose an online scoreboard that had too few listings. Took contest time to
reconfigure to the cqcontest.net scoreboard.

Automatic tuners are not always automatic. Took contest time to try another
autotuner and finally set up two manual tuners, one for each antenna. Spent a
lot of time on this. The manual tuners do a great job and required little
attention.

Got tired of the headset mic. Took contest time to switch to my normal mic
with a cobbled up stand. In the final hours switched back to the headset.

My chair was too high or too low. Took contest time messing with the chair.

Tripped the amplifier out way too often for many reasons. I hope the amp
protection circuits worked every time. We will see and won't be surprised if
it needs a new final at some point. I'm always concerned I'm breaking
something.

My antennas worked well. The main antenna is a ~240' doublet. As for the
other antenna, I spend a lot of time in the last couple of months trying
different antennas. The latest antenna is a winner, it's a ~60' doublet up 70
feet and aimed at Europe. It is better than the main antenna most of the time
to Europe on 40m, 20m, and often on 15m. It is better than the main antenna to
South America and the Carribean on 15M and 10m. I have an A/B coax switch next
to the keyboard so can easily compare with any station I will be calling.

I took a lot of breaks and seldom sat at the rig for more than 20 minutes at a
time. One log analysis programs said I worked the contest for 22 hours,
excluding breaks over 10 minutes. Another said just over 14 hours. N1MM says I
worked 28 hours. It all depends how you count breaks. I think the 22 hours is
the most realistic. The constant racket of SSB splatter didn't help and I
would get away for a few minutes for any excuse. Mowed the lawn, did yard
work, and took a nap Sunday.

I had a max rate for my best half an hour of 64. Best one hour rate was 48. It
was all S&P except for a 10 QSO run on 10m and a 3 QSO run on 15m.

On 10m YV6CR had a huge signal that was awful and 20 khz wide.

The one tip from Dennis that was really helpful was using VFO B to jump ahead
and find, and even work, the next QSO while waiting to get through to the QSO
on VFO A. Pressed A=B and A/B a lot.

I worked Eurppoe 59% of the time, but South America 19% and North America 15%.
The big count from South America was from a great opeing on 10m and good
openings on 15m. For this contest 15m was the go-to band. Who would have
thought?

73 de K1ESE
John
 
EI1A(ON4EI)   SOAB LP   1,933,1302017-10-31 15:22:37
As usual and since 10 years, I travelled from Brussels to County
Tipperary to erect my antenna park on top of a windy hill.
This year, just a week after Ophelia storm, the weather was better
and I enjoyed spending 4 days in the fields to raise a lighter
antenna park than usual as my antenna trailer was still stuck in
the mud due to the past weather conditions.
The fields were so wet than each step was followed by a "splash"
and sometimes I've had cow mud up to my socks.
Just after my arrival in Ireland, my PC crashed and I had to buy
a new one but here the keyboards are QWERTY and not AZERTY,
what an additional challenge also but the main point is that I lost
all my usual software.
During the contest, I experienced a decrease of sun activity as well
as a decrease of "Tropical" activity.
I am sure that we are enjoining the 10 last years of good Ham radio
contest and I plan in the short future to visit engineering
universities and high schools to motivate students to join us.
73 from Olivier.
 
K7JR   M/2 HP   668,8572017-10-31 15:54:09
These were the hardest 799 QSO's ever made from the K7JR station in its history.
A really tough year to be on the west coast and to have our 40M antenna system
in a marginal state. Still though the Snake River Remote Contest Club had a fun
time coming together for the weekend -- even though it was a virtual get
together on Telegram. Joe/NK7U was our big gun for the weekend making over 1/3
of our QSOs. Look for the station to be on the air for SS CW this coming
weekend - likely with KL9A at the controls.

Scott/K7ZO for the SRRCC
 
N1UR   SOAB HP   5,210,4302017-10-31 16:22:04
That was a lot of fun, yet challenging conditions on many bands. Way better
than last year. Not as good as the year prior.

160 was almost a complete wipeout here. I never even heard any EU on 160. A
number of Carib stations were workable although none were very loud.

I had some reasonable runs on 80M. I really enjoy that band during the EU
sunrise. Mults on 80 were okay actually.

40M was very poor at the start. It got better as the contest progressed.
Although never heard Asia.

20M was a great band. JA, Asia, great to EU and Russia. I stuck with 20M too
long, hoping for some juicy Southeast Asia mults - they never appeared for me.
Although I did have some VUs call in. Africa was very light in this contest.

15M was fabulous to EU. The guys in Maine seemed to have it longer and
stronger than further west. However, I could have done better on 15M.

10M was actually better than I expected. SA on both days (Sunday better than
Saturday). Some zone 33 and Atlantic zone 14. That was it to the East.

It is interesting to see the difference in some of these marginal conditions
that the Coast of Maine/MA can make. What a fabulous job K1DG did in this
one.
Fabulous effort OM!

On a side note, in the last couple of hours of the contest a big wind storm
started coming up here. By 2am local (6 hours after the contest), the power
went out and was just restored a couple of hours ago (36 hours out). That
was very lucky timing.

See you in CW.

73

Ed N1UR
 
KG3V   SOAB(A) LP   9,6642017-10-31 16:32:17
Bands were good and 15m was surprisingly good. My station is just not the best
for DX Phone but there was a huge showing for this contest. Great to hear all
the activity.

Thanks for the QSOs
 
KF5VDX   SOAB LP   323,9882017-10-31 16:32:34
Really enjoyed the contest again this year. Friday night winds at 40-45 mile an
hour with gusts above that, high winds seem to follow my contest activities!
Some antennas issues but what was left did the job.
Was happily surprised to see 10 m open to several areas, even with strong QSB
working some zones was easy. Operated again this year from Padre Island
National Seashore, IOTA NA-092, grid EL17ij, right on the beach. Many folks
came to see what all the antennas and wire was for? And ask about amateur
radio. Now start planning next years activity. 73 to all, Garry KF5VDX
 
N1SV   SOAB(A) LP   157,3202017-10-31 16:49:08
A little point and click activity for several hours late Saturday morning
followed by the last 90 mins of the contest. Boy was I rusty!
 
PY2NA   M/S HP   6,801,9002017-10-31 17:08:28
Rig: FT-2000 + FT-950
Amp: Alpha 91b + Acom 1010
Ant: 15/20m - TH7DX with extremely high SWR on 15/20
10m - 5 el. Yagi
40m - 2 el. Yagi
80m - Inverted V
160m - Short Vertical
 
CE3MMT   SOAB(A) LP   3152017-10-31 17:31:48
transmicion con equipo kenwood ts 50 mas antena G5rv y nada mas de vuelta
al hobbye
 
W7WLL   SOABClassic LP   5,9402017-10-31 17:46:53
Just getting back after a lot of summer antenna work. Nothing is back up fully
in the air yet or requires some additional tuning so did a lot of listening. I
may be slow but I'm not very fast.

Observation - There were a large number of stations using 'recordings' to
generate contacts (to relieve the voice I assume). However, the quality and
intelligibility of many of the 'recordings' were poor, to say the least. When
the op switched to the mike and responded, both quality and intelligibility
went significantly up. Over and over, I heard answering stations asking for a
call to be repeated, sometimes more than once, or they repeated it themselves,
often in error, requiring correction by the xmitting station. It is frustrating
to have to sit and listen to a 'recording' call a couple of times to ensure it
is correct before calling. There is just no excuse for poor audio. And results
in a waste of everyone's time.

If a contest station wants to use a 'recording' on SSB it is imperative that
the using station have a thorough review of the 'recording' and settings done
by others out in the real life spectrum before utilizing it in a contest.
 
B9K   M/2 HP   6,045,0562017-10-31 19:05:29
We are happy go to ZONE 23 work CQWW, see you in CW. 73, BA7NQ Terry
 
W4DD   SOSB/10 HP   18,2412017-10-31 19:07:26
Rain and strong precip static killed reception Saturday afternoon. S Meter was
bouncing over S-9. A few sunspots would be nice !
 
K3EST(@N6RO)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   292,7362017-10-31 19:29:45
Interesting condx. Europe was not good. No G of any kind No EI, OH, LA, SM LY,
YL OZ PA...all never heard. EA heard but never wrked. The good stuff worked:
4S7AYG and JT5DX calling. Wrked more YB stations than VEs. 437 JAs Thanks to
all who called me. Thanks to Ken , N6RO for providing the opportunity + food.
73
Bob, K3EST
 
3V8SS   M/S LP   3,558,9282017-10-31 23:09:04
Great to have Ludo HB9EOU with us again! The team was fanstastic and we had a
lot of fun doing this contest together!

73 Ash 3V/KF5EYY
www.kf5eyy.info
 
LY5T   SOSB(A)/15 HP   288,9992017-11-01 00:10:51
QRV Saturday only.
Although ran High Power and decent antenna, did not feel king of my frequency.
Quite often someone just sat down 200Hz down or above and cq... Also found
manual spotting is not in fashion anymore. I missed CQZ 3 so much... Seen in
cluster, but did not hear. Was fun to have minutes with 6-7 QSO rate. although
did not last long. Made audio records whih will be uploaded soon to
qsorder.hamradiomap.com
Antenna used: 6el yagi @25mH

73
Vytenis
 
EC2DX   M/2 HP   13,829,8552017-11-01 00:23:26
Thanks for the fun to everybody. The new 4 square for 80m turned out a killer
array, it paid off all the Imanol's efforts.
Thanks to Filipe CT1ILT for the RX and 80m 4 sqr antennas digital desktop
control boxes, to Pablo EA4TX for the ARS rotor control boxes, to HAMBUY
(EC5AN) for the high bands RX antenna and to Eider & Imanol (EC2DX) for
hosting this gang of crazy ops.
See you all in the CW part.
73 de EA7KW
 
LZ7A(@LZ1KAA)   M/M HP   4,154,6482017-11-01 02:01:31
Great fun to see our seasoned CW operators struggling with the phone. We tried
M/M, but unfortunately our setup and antennas are not optimized for this mode
of operation. We scored far away from the leaders. Another contributing factor
is number of operators, who we were apparently short of. Congratulations to our
polyglot Daniel LZ5DD for the good work and the mood. Overall conditions were
good. 20 and 40 meter bands were so overcrowded - close to impossible to work.
Congratulations to the teams of CN2AA and EF8R - professional work and
perfectly synchronized timing.

LZ1KAA team
 
OF5Z(@OH5Z)   M/S HP   5,766,6722017-11-01 02:14:18
This was an interesting one. High band expectations before the contest weren't
too high but 15m and 10m really made this contest worthwhile. After 42m high
rotatable tower collapse in the end of March some of the team members worked
really hard in getting everything ready for CQWW. On Friday before contest last
tweaks for 40m 2/2 stack and 80m dipole segment box were done from crane bucket.
The new antennas in 55m high rotatable tower with 3 stack of 10-20m tribanders,
2 stack of 40m 2-el yagis and 80m dipole are working great.

Technically wise contest went fine. I got quite a few positive comments and
astonishments about running two signals on to same tribander stack at the same
time. The 4O3A triplexers keep on doing their magic.

We will be back in CQWW CW either in M/S or M/2 category.

73,
Juha OH6XX
 
IB9A(IZ2WFL)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   183,7442017-11-01 03:06:52
I stopped in the early hours of Sunday morning causing the high fever and then I
took it in the afternoon.

My Rig: Transceiver: Yaesu FT-1000MP and TL-922 -
ANT: V Inverted Dipole @6mt from the ground -

TNX To all !!

Sal. IZ2WFL (IB9A)
 
WA6URY   SOABClassic HP   43,7922017-11-01 03:18:59
Tnx for the Qs ! 73, Dan - remote in Tokyo
 
LN8W(@LA8W)   M/S HP   4,796,8922017-11-01 04:26:13
LA8W/LN8W is back on the air. This was our first attempt from the new shack
with 6 complete monoband operating stations.

The weeks before the contest we put up an Inverted-L for 160m, as replacement
for the old one which we lost a couple of years ago, as well as an RX 4-suare
for 160m, which seemed to work very well. Let us see if can put up another one
for 80m prior to the CW part. Otherwise, except for a new 5 ele yagi for 15m,
we used only the old antennas at LA8W/LN8W.

With only 3 full time operators, 2 part time operators and 2 short time
operators we decided to enter Multi-Single for this first trial. With
completely new logging SW, new computers, some new equipment as well as old
equipment pulled together from LA8W and LA9Z, we did not experience too much
problems during the contest, so we are fairly satisfied with our debut.

We will be back in the CW part with a bigger team.

73 de
Roy / LA5KO
 
IT9RBW   SOSB(A)/20 HP   758,6252017-11-01 04:27:56
On saturday medium condiciones on band,better on sunday,the last 2 hours good
opening to usa. Satisfacted beacausei broke the old IT9 record.I miss some mult
for my est wall.Thanks all see you on cw

Alex IT9RBW
 
IF9A(IT9WDC)   SOSB(A)/20 LP   343,5002017-11-01 04:38:49
Great fun on Saturday a little less on Sundays.
Thanks to MOMOBEAM for the excellent performance antennas
 
9A8M(9A7DM)   SOSB(A)/80 HP   336,2882017-11-01 04:55:02
Thanks to everyone for the QSO.
 
EA7RM(@EA7PP)   SOSB/40 LP   156,9382017-11-01 05:47:12
Thanks to Pepe to let me operate from his station.

Initially not planned to participate this year due lack of time, but finally
couln't want to miss the party.

Thanks for all the QSOs.

Rig: TS-480 + 2 el 22 m high

73s, Nino
 
EA3QP(@ED3X)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   453,2202017-11-01 05:56:28
Usually I've participated as MS or monoband in highbands, this is my first time
in CQWW in 40m.
I was prepared mentally for a tough conditions (band crowded, low rates, noisy
band,..) so at the end of the party I think that it wasn't so hard as expected,
so bad so good.
Good conditions to Europe and Asia, no as good as expected to US maybe because,
I'm 1200 km behind EU west coast.
What I get from the contest, a lot of learnings for regarding ergonomics and
operator support and improved knowledge about 40m band propagation.

73's
Eugeni - EA3QP - ED3X
 
VO1KVT   SOAB HP   185,9552017-11-01 07:13:39
After a few months with not much radio activity I decided to blow a bit of dust
off the amplifier and make a few contacts. Conditions were half decent on all
bands with 10 meters having a few hours of propagation here as well. Anyway
enjoyed participating in this contest again, thanks for the contacts.
73, Ken, VO1KVT
 
N3ED   SOAB HP   1,046,6302017-11-01 07:29:56
Failurwasin antenna is 15mtrs. Sunday at 3. Other than that, it was a wonderful
contest. I enjoyed getting back in the "loop".
 
AB1J   SOSB(A)/15 LP   20,8242017-11-01 07:31:43
I participated just to participate. To say I was there. Me and Kilroy.

I did a lot of spotting to help folks out. I got lectured once by W3LPL about
needing to contribute spots if I was also using them. However, as you may know,
I have a lot of trouble with the relation of spotting and assistance, so I did
it reluctantly.

Also, I can't hear the really good stuff, so I'm not sure how useful my spots
were. On Sunday morning I listened to K5ZD run Europeans on a 15m zip line and
I really couldn't hear them at all. We're only 30 miles apart and I have a good
receiver, so it's all in the antennas.

On CW and RTTY whatever qualms I have are over-ridden by the skimmers, so I'm
off the hook. Generally, I operate assisted to be consistent with my beliefs.
And avoid phone contests.

15m was in great shape so that's where I stayed except for a little 40m on
Sunday to check out the contest tip about operating there in the mornings
before the higher bands opened to EU. That was a spot-on suggestion.

I neglected to work a Zone 3 station. Thought for sure I'd find one toward the
end of the contest, but none. Maybe the West coast just tuned out, turned off
and dropped out.

I had an even 100 QSOs. A nice round number. I'm often happy we don't have
six digits on our hands. 100(base 12) being 144(10). It's nicer for DXCC,
too. Of course, we could have it easier, as in Simpson-land.

See you in the WW-CW. That'll be more fun for me.

73,
Ken, AB1J

Flex 6500
N1MM+
Attic dipole
LoTW eQSL ClubLog
 
VP2MDG   M/S HP   4,656,5192017-11-01 08:50:15
This year I was accompanied by a friend and fellow resident of The Villages,
Dennis, N0SMX. Dennis has always wanted to be on the DX side of a pileup, and
I am getting to where putting in a full single-op effort is a little much, so
this was a perfect win-win for us. In addition to the contest, we wanted to be
the first ops to give out Montserrat on FT8.
After a LONG day of traveling (3AM to 6PM) we arrived at Gingerbread Hill guest
house on Montserrat. We immediately hung a 40M dipole (in the dark) so that I
could work a few friends in the late evening CWT, and so we could get going on
FT8. We made hundreds of contacts on FT8 using Dennis' call, VP2MMX. Needless
to say, he was VERY popular.
But our primary purpose was the DX contest, so we started erecting the antennas
at sunrise on Thursday. We got everything ready by Thursday afternoon in time
for me to get a huge ham radio thrill. My fiancé, Karen, had JUST received
her Technician Class license as KN4GQP, and we were able to make a contact on
10M. We made another contact during the contest, and of course I worked the
three ZMs, Jeff, Peter and Patrick. Not to be outdone, Dennis made contacts
with his wife, Sharon, with his Uncle Dan and with his father. What a hoot!
Speaking of the contest, we had a great time. Everything worked fine all
weekend except for an intermittent high SWR on the 40M yagi that appeared
Saturday morning. Every time we thought it resolved itself, it came right
back. I put the aforementioned 40M dipole back up mid-day Sunday to use on
Sunday evening.
Some of our runs were fantastic. When 10M opened to the USA Sunday afternoon
it was spectacular for a few hours. We had contact totals that were near
records for the station on 160M and 80M. Yes, our multiplier totals are low,
but we didn't set up to really chase multipliers. I worked a handful on the
mult station, but that was about it. Dennis had some fine runs and would have
stayed in the chair for hours if I hadn't booted him out so that I could do
some operating. All in all it was a very satisfying contest effort for us. I
am certain that we have a lock on winning Montserrat. And it was special to
have so many old and new friends call us during the contest. The Villages is
NOT a hotbed of contesters, but we made contacts with a handful of neighbors
who made the effort to get on and look for us. Thanks to you all!
 
PJ4G   M/2 HP   19,650,9892017-11-01 09:38:52
A great contest - with great new friends from Team MOMOBEAM! Our score is down
considerably along with 10m, and we were down some 500 Qs on 20m from the first
night alone! Overall, the contest was a huge success. All station equipment,
infrastructure, and IT worked perfectly. We have the process of erecting and
dismantling the remote antennas so that it is smooth and relatively fast. We
ate like real Italians as we enjoyed the Sicilian cooking all week - and had
great laughs together! 73s to all our FRC friends who called in, and the
nearly 70 guys that worked us on all 6 bands!
 
S53M(S53ZO)   SOAB(A) HP   5,693,2002017-11-01 10:18:55
A perfect weekend with great propagation, equipment troubles so small that I
don't even have to mention it and a relaxed operator.

All the months of station upgrades are starting to pay off. Even more are
coming in next year(s).

See you in CW part at TK0C M/2 team member.

73
Simon, S53ZO
 
4L2M   SOSB/20 HP   965,0482017-11-01 10:28:41
No rotatable 3 elements tribander yagi and 300 watts output
 
F4FFZ   SOSB(A)/20Classic HP   364,5622017-11-01 10:53:01
trcv YAESU FT 2000 + ameritronal811H 500w + spiderbeam 5bamdes @14
 
HG7T   M/2 HP   12,745,8362017-11-01 11:17:19
Vy 73! Tibi HA7TM
 
K2NV   SOAB LP   8,1762017-11-01 11:31:25
Operated Remote from a hotel in Malta using my iPad and iPhone earbuds and mic.
Rough to time the PTT with latency and get used to using and iPad.
We were on an Adriatic cruise from Venice to Italy. I had to get on CQWW!
73 Tony K2NV
 
N4KG   SOAB(A)Classic HP   1,114,3482017-11-01 12:08:32
Conditions were AMAZING, especially 15 meters where I worked 103 countries in
the first 10 hours AND another 90 on 20m and 10 on 10m.

Got VERY SICK on Sunday just after noon and only managed to work another hour
of the contest in the last 6.5 hours after taking a 3 hour nap.

I made an effort to work lots of multi-band contacts as follows:

Contest: CQ-WW-SSB 2017 - 895 QSOs, 579 Unique Calls
Input file: CQSB17KG.LOG (reformatted to fit on page w/o wrap around)

Call 160m 80m 40m 20m 15m 10m Call 160m 80m 40m 20m 15m
10m

6 Bands: 1 calls 3 Bands: 40 calls

PJ2T x x x x x x A73A o o x x x
o
C6ARW o x x x o
o
5 Bands: 9 calls CN2R o x x o x
o
CR6K o o x x x
o
9Y4W o x x x x x DL6FBL o x o x x
o
EF8R x x x x x o EC2DX o x o x x
o
HK4CMB x x x x x o EF3T o o x x x
o
PJ4G x x o x x x HB0A o o x x x
o
PJ4K x x x x x o HB9PUE o x o x x
o
PZ5K o x x x x x HC0E o o x x x
o
V26B x x x x x o HG7T o o x x x
o
VE3JM x x x x x o II2S o o x x x
o
XL3T x x x x x o II9P o o x x x
o
IO5O o o x x x
o
4 Bands: 28 calls IR4M o o x x x
o
J68GD o o o x x
x
6Y1LZ o x x x x o KL7RA o o x x x
o
8P5A o x x x x o LN8W o o x x x
o
9A7A o x x x x o M6T o x x o x
o
CN2AA o x x x x o NP2N o o x x x
o
CN3A o x x x x o OA4SS o o o x x
x
CR3A x x x o x o OM7M o o x x x
o
CU4DX o x x x x o OT5A o o x x x
o
DF0HQ o x x x x o P40W o o x x x
o
FM5BH o x x x x o PI4CC o o x x x
o
FY5KE o x x x x o PI4COM o x o x x
o
HG3DX o x x x x o PY2NA o o o x x
x
HI3K o x x x x o S53M o o x x x
o
HI3T o x x x x o SN8B o o x x x
o
IR4X o x x x x o SZ1A o o x x x
o
K3LR x x x o x o TI5M o x x o x
o
KH7CW o x x x x o TM3 o o x x x
o
LT1F o o x x x x V3 o x x x o
o
LX7I o x x x x o V6SV o x x o x
o
OK5W o x x x x o VP5W o o x x x
o
P40T o x x x x o VP9/K3SW o o x x x
o
PJ4Q o x x x x o YT5A o o x x x
o
PQ5B o o x x x x ZM4T o o x o x
x
PX2A o o x x x x ZZ2T o o o x x
x
TM6M o x x x x o
VO2RAC o x x x x o 2 Bands: 106 calls
VP2MDG x x o x x o
ZF9CW x x x o x o 4L0A o o o x x
o
ZV5O o x x x x o 9H6A o o o x x
o
9K2HN o o o x x
o
3 Bands: 40 calls AH0BT o o o x x
o
AH0K o o x o x
o
6Y4T o o x x x o AH2R o o x o x
o
Call 160m 80m 40m 20m 15m 10m Call 160m 80m 40m 20m 15m
10m

C37RC o o x x o o 2 Bands: 106 calls
C4A o o o x x o
CB1H o o o x x o LU3DX o o o x x
o
CB3R o o o x o x LU8YE o o o x x
o
CE1TT o o o x x o LY7Z o o o x x
o
CE8EIO o o o x x o LZ5R o o o x x
o
CR5T o o x x o o LZ7A o o o x x
o
CR6P o x o x o o LZ9W o o o x x
o
DA0WRTC o o o x x o M4A o o o x x
o
DJ7UC o o o x x o OE3IDE o o o x x
o
DP6T o o o x x o OG6N o o o x x
o
DP7D o o o x x o OH0X o o x o x
o
DR5N o o o x x o OH0Z o o o x x
o
EA1DR o x o o x o P33W o o o x x
o
EA2XR o o o x x o P49Y o o x x o
o
EA5DFV o o o x x o PA3AAV o o o x x
o
EA7TG o o o x x o PP5DZ o o o x x
o
EE2K o o o x x o PR1T o o o o x
x
EF1W o o o x x o PR7AA o x o x o
o
EF5T o o o x x o PT7ZT o o o x x
o
EF7T o o o x x o PV1C o o o x x
o
ER4A o o o x x o R7AB o o o x x
o
ES6RW o o o x x o RT6A o o o x x
o
ES9C o o o x x o S51A o o o x x
o
EU1WW o o o x x o S57L o o o x x
o
EW6W o o o x x o SJX o o o x x
o
F6DZU o o o x x o S3W o o o x x
o
FR4NT o o o x x o N7D o o o x x
o
G5O o o o x x o SO4B o o o x x
o
GM0V o o o x x o SX2X o o o x x
o
GM2T o o o x x o T42A o o x x o
o
GM6NX o o o x x o TF3CW o o x o x
o
HG5A o o o x x o TK9R o o o x x
o
HK1X o o x x o o TM1T o o o x x
o
HK3C o o o x x o UR7R o o o x x
o
HP1XT o o x o x o VA2WA x o o x o
o
HR1AAB o o o x x o VA2ZM x o x o o
o
I2WIJ o o o x x o VA7ST o o o x x
o
IB2A o o o x x o VE2IDX o x o x o
o
IK2YCW o o o x x o VE3EJ x x o o o
o
IK7YTT o o o x x o VE4V o o x x o
o
IO1C o o o x x o VE5V o x o o x
o
IR1Y o o o x x o VE7RAC o o o x x
o
IR6T o o x o x o VE7SCC o o x x o
o
IS0HQJ o o o x x o VK4KW o o x o x
o
J42T o o o x x o YL2SM o o o x x
o
JA7YRR o o o x x o YT0Z o o o x x
o
KH6J o o x o x o YT6T o o o x x
o
KH7M o o x o x o ZP6A o o o x x
o
LQ0D o o o x o x ZW3A o o o o x
x

Tom N4KG in North Alabama
 
6Y4T(@6Y5WJ)   M/2 HP   8,207,8342017-11-01 12:21:01
Three of us, Rick (W4GE - 6Y4T), David (K8AJA - 6Y4J), and Gay (N4SF - 6Y4F)
travelled to Josh's (6Y5WJ) home in Malvern in St. Elizabeth parish to have a
go at this years's CQWW SSB test. One of our teammates, Steve, (AA4V) was not
able to make it this year, so it came down to 6 hour shifts and 3 hour rest
periods for the three of us over the 48 hour period. Not too bad actually.

We brought 3 K3s, and an Expert amp, Band pass filters, computers, and all the
other paraphernalia of a multi/2 station. Before and after the contest we were
able to get on for some CW (6Y4F mostly), and FT8 including some on 60m, 30m and
18m (6Y4T, 6Y4J). The FT8 especially made a few people quite happy. QSL cards
will be made and delivered for those sending either SASE US stamped mail, or $2
SAE from DX stations. All contacts will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL, and ClubLog.


Josh had up a new HEX beam at 65ft and a phased vertical pointed north to help
the country and contact totals this year. We brought along 3 pennant RX
antennas that helped immensely on 160, 80, and 40 as Tropical storm Philippe
went by the western side of Jamaica, giving us tropical downpours including
lightning for 5 out of the 7 days we were there. Jenny's cooking was fabulous
as always, with local foods on the table every day.

Our saving grace again this year was our Q total with the US. The EU wall was
often hard to get through from this location, and our country totals suffered
from it. Asia open a bit for us as well.

A continuing problem with this prefix is convincing others, especially from SA,
that the number '6' was actually the first character of the call. It must be
our accent!

Equipment: 3 K3S, Acom 1000 and Expert 1.3K amps, BPFs, and RX preamp.

Antennas: 160m inverted L with elevated radials, 80m dipole toward EU, 80/40m
dipole toward US, 40 m phased verticals pointed North, Hex beam at 64ft, Quad
beam at 40 ft, and 3 pennants pointed N, W, S.

Software: N1MM+

Thanks to all who contacted us and all that tried and for your politeness and
grace under pressure. Special thanks to PA4F and W8GEX who helped me (W4GE)
understand the intricacies of the international 60m band.

See you next year!

W4GE and the 6Y4T team
 
N8II   SOABClassic LP   1,054,9002017-11-01 13:25:30
Time on per rules slightly longer, but less than 24 hours.

The start was a bummer which probably was not that significant, but was feeling
pretty tired. 20 was next to nil to the south at the opening bell; most stations
I could hear south were louder farther west in NA. I could work a few of the
louder JA's and D4, and KH6's were no problem. 40 was overloaded as always, so
I hung it up after 90 minutes and about 50 Q's. After a good night's sleep, I
woke up pretty dazed, and felt still less than into it in a positive way, so
took a break after only 90 minutes. After that, felt better and things
improved.

Saturday AM both 20 and 15 were in great shape and 15 opened gradually but
early.
Southern EU was already in at 1149Z and by 13Z northern EU was loud as well as
some Russians south of Moscow and the Middle East. Running was slow at best,
mostly S&P was faster and able to work about 70-90/hr at best. S&P is
pretty fun Saturday, but a real bummer on Sunday when most of the runners are
alrready in the log. 20 was almost nil for running Saturday, but Sunday
afternoon I had a nice run high in the band for about 50 minutes thru some
still pretty loud EU QRM. On 15, I found a pretty clear spot to run Sunday, but
the rate was pretty disappointing around 60-70/hr and not for long. Both 15 and
20 were absolutely loaded with EU stations when the band was open at least to
western EU. Most signals were well over S9. 15 closed enough at 1630Z Saturday
that I moved up 10 and then down to 20 which pretty well closed to EU by 20Z.

75M could best be described as poor and 160 impossible at least thru 02Z.
Nothing rare or unusual was worked on those bands. 40 was poorer around 23Z to
EU than 0030Z night two. 10 never seemed to open except south and really was
not open well that direction until Sunday. First zones 7 and 8 Q's were Sunday
afternoon when activity really spiked upward. I was able to work Zones 4 and 5
on backscatter, and at the peak there must have been over 50 stations to the
south in run mode dominated by many CE's, LU's, and PY's. Skip was as short was
the Virgin Is. (nice to hear them after devastation!) and as short as Cuba on
15.

There were many tedious frustrating moments along with a little fun. Thanks for
hearing me a a few for answering my CQ's.

73, Jeff
 
IB9T   M/S LP   3,420,0952017-11-01 14:01:58
Our first time ever in M/S SSB Low Power. Running and working
multipliers in SSB, mostly on crowded bands and pileups, was
a real suffering. Unexpected very good 10 meters conditions
on saturday.

See you in CW leg!

Joe,IT9BLB
one of IB9T
 
KU2M   SOSB/15 HP   610,8482017-11-01 14:25:42
Thanks to all - I was pleasantly surprised by the number of calls from the
Sunday after-dinner crowd in the UK and western Europe, as well as all the
mobile stations. Nothing NW of Hawaii or NE of Moscow meant that zone count was
down, but activity from Europe was good, so no complaints overall, considering
the sunspots.

WX-wise, while we experienced torrential rainfall on Sunday, the promised 60
MPH wind gusts didn't materialize, allowing my rotator and beam to remain
operational! Here's hoping we continue to dodge that particular bullet, and
that band conditions for the rest of this year's contest season will be at
least as good.
 
6Y1LZ   M/S HP   12,892,7162017-11-01 14:27:07
We went in Jamaica with full confidence that 6Y1LZ is in perfect shape and we
shouldn’t have any work to do.
Some of the 6Y1LZ team members even booked all-inclusive hotel in the wonderful
Montego Bay with expectation to have a good time.
Unfortunately this was not the case. We found our Jamaican radio station
completely destroyed by lightning strike during hurricane Irma. Last time we
used the station one of the operator made a fatal mistake as he disconnected
antennas but left the power cord and network cables still connected.
The lightning strike destroyed some antennas. But the biggest damage was inside
of the radio shack where all computer monitors; entire interlock; antenna
switching; all the stack matches networks; controller for steeper antennas and
all the 12V power supplies were damaged. In addition one of the IC 7800 and one
of ACOM 2000A was found beyond repair.
So instead of the team to have fun in the nice hotels in Jamaica, we spent all
the time repairing and recovering what we can do. After 3 days and nights of
constant work and a race with the time we managed to put in operation 2
amplifiers; 2 IC 7800 and a third in condition which can be used but not all
the functions was working, we also managed to fix all the antennas and all the
stack matches just few minutes before start of the contest.
The contest started fantastically. We had 7300 QSO when one more disaster
stroked again on Sunday afternoon at 14:30 when we lost electrical power. We
had diesel generator and we thought it would be not an issue and it would only
take us 15 min to switch to generator power. Unfortunately this generator did
not work normal at all and quit after an hour. So Gorge(6Y1GC) and I went to
local hardware store and purchased 2 new generators 6.7 kW with one to be used
and the other to be the backup.
What a drama and heart breaking situation. All the debris from this contest is
coming back to US for repair and the station will be ready for CW.
We were on track to go over 10000 QSO and we were almost there. Like we always
say when something bad happen. Next time we say HI, HI, Hi!!!
Thanks to our incredible dedicated and knowledgeable team we managed to start
and finish this contest.
This is one small team but is composed of incredibly strong, knowledgeable,
hearty and wonderful people. They are extremely dedicated and are not scared
to do what needs to be done at any condition.
I’m so proud to know all of you and to be part of your team, I consider all
of you as my dear friends.
With team like this we always can achieve the impossible like this time.
Congratulating to the winners, we will see you next time!!!
 
CN2R   M/2 HP   28,298,1602017-11-01 16:13:54
Once more from the great CN2R station. This time we had some new antennas - 6Y
for 10m at 55m and high stack of 2x5Y for 20m fixed to EU. Jim did not felt
good and whole setup of the station was on me/us and it was not easy since the
station is rather complicated, most of the "boxes" are home made by
Jim... on the end all - well almost, worked with some exeptions - we did build
4 beverages but the switching system produced only noise and we were unable in
the stress to fix it, so no beverages and it was BAD on 160m, 80m Yagi was
stucked to 305 deg - fine for USA, not too good for EU and disaster for the
east. Two of the 20m rotors were stuck one to 110 deg, one to 143 deg, so.....
We had also 90 minutes blackout in Sunday - no electricity during prime time
for the USA on high bands. Also no inbands and no multiplier stations this
year.
So considering - we are most happy with the result and do hope to do a bit
better during the CW leg - the 80m rotor is already fixed.

Looking forward to the next QSO in next contest.
And most important we all had a great time !

Jiri - OK1RI

PS: do not forget those 374 DUPES we amassed - HI
 
WB4MM   SOAB LP   4,7322017-11-01 16:50:22
Condo dweller. Due to construction had to remove antenna. Temp setup didn’t
work very good. Plus propagation very bad
 
NØOST   SOAB HP   255,7322017-11-01 18:18:51
Weather was good, bands seemed a little weak but good opening to Europe and SA.
JA's came in right on time very good signals this year. This was the first year
for the SteppIR in CQWW I like it a lot! Thanks to all for the contacts.
Already planning some changes for next year!
73,
 
ZX5J(PP5JR)   SOAB(A) HP   11,320,1402017-11-01 18:44:09
First day very good conditions in high bands, but very high noise in low bands.
The waller flag reciving antenna from N4IS, made all difference even in bad
atmospheric conditions ! Wonderful job!! This reciving antenna it is realy good
.
thank you to all in the log,
Sergio PP5JR
 
CV7S(CX7SS)   SOSB/15 HP   1,384,0802017-11-01 19:16:03
HELLO FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES
THANK YOU FOR HAVING COMMUNICATED WITH MY STATION
THIS NEW ANTENNA GAVE ME GREAT SATISFACTION WAS REALIZED BY ME
GREETINGS TO ALL
CX7SS GENE
 
KI7M   SOAB(A)Classic HP   197,5502017-11-01 19:36:45
Just could not develop any runs of QSO's on any of the bands. About 6:30 Zulu
Saturday night my amp died on me with a maxing grid current when keyed. That
pretty much told me I was thru in this contest with 143,080 pts. Ended up
getting an opening Sunday on 10 meters so got some mult's there which got me
started again with 100 watts from my K3. Love that K3! Ran the rest of the
contest 10,15 and 20 meters with low power and ended up with the score you se.

Antennas and their results: 3 el Steppir 20-6 meters at 118' performs well.
40 meter 4-Square works but still working on getting it setup right to develop
strong F/B, F/S, etc.
80 Mtr inv-L thru Palstar tuner works well, better than the Hytower usually.
Hytower did not seem to perform up to my hopes.
160 Mtr inv-L using hy-tower radial system seemed to work alright but then the
amp went out.

Things to do: (1) Just bought a Palstar HF-2500 160-10 meter amp.
(2) Get the 40 Mtr 4-Square tuned up so we develp real F/B and decent SWR.
(3) Improve the 80 Mtr antennas as well as a 40 Mtr inv-V. Maybe a rotatable 40
Mtr dipole up by the Steppir.
(4) Try to find a Tribander to side mount on the tower.
(5 build a Waller-Flag for receiver on 160/80/40 meters.

Oh also, wipe out those blackberry vines.
Enjoy operating more! Have Fun,Fun,Fun!

I'm happy to note my new QTH in the country has a quieter noise floor than in
Keizer. Wish we were on the up swing of the cycle.
 
K3CCR   M/2 HP   1,238,3602017-11-01 19:37:37
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care
retirement community at FM 18OW in MD, just east of DC. For CQ
WW SSB 2017, N3UM and W3GB operated Multi-Two Assisted. As two
retiree ops, we're ready to stay up late OR get up early, but
no longer do both in the same overnight.

We used our new JK
Falcon beam (2 el. on 40 m. and 4 el. on 20 m.) for the first
time in a DX contest. It did very well. On 40 m. we got 2X as
many Qs and nearly 2X as many mults as we did in 2015 and 2016
CQ SSB using a good high inverted V. On 20 m. we got almost 2X
as many Qs and a dozen or so more mults than in recent years,
and made single-band DXCC. We were surprised at our good 15
and 10 m. results with SFI so low.

We found it productive on
all bands to switch among clicking on spots, CQing, and tuning,
changing when the band map was worked out or the run or S&P rate
fell. Tuning found many loud CQing stations that had not been
spotted. Run freqs were scarce. We got a few fast but short runs,
100/hr but only for a few tens of minutes.

We were happy with our
final claimed score, our best in CQ SSB and better than N3UM got
in 12 years of SOHP. We worked 116 total countries. It was fun
to work rare and/or distant mults 5T, BY, FR, JT, SV5, and KH0.
 
SP4LVK   SOABClassic QRP   128,1062017-11-01 23:19:38
RIG:FT-950 PWR:5 ANT:2elDeltaLoop & LongWire 50m
 
KH6J(@KH6YY)   M/M HP   10,611,8322017-11-01 23:57:56
Mahalo for all the Qs!

Thanks to KH6YY for graciously hosting us, and for everyone’s assistance in
recent antenna and tower work.
 
OK7K(OK1BN)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   846,9242017-11-02 02:18:59
Another nice weekend time at OK7K qth during CQWW SSB 2017. I lost about 400 QSO
because orkan Herwart visited OK land and our QTH as well, but without damege on
ants and towers. Wind about 130 km/h... During sunday I lost 12h without
electrical power, I lost a lot of QSOs, maybe some Mults during black out.
Without back out I suppose 3300qso, about 1.100k points, and break EU
rekord..... but this is life and reality..., I just passed OK record, which I
hold myself, but....i'm very satisfied that we passed this without any
damages...


Used equipment:
FT-1000MP + PA
2el yagi @ 24m (YU7EF desing, 2el 40m full size with 3el 30m full size on one
8.1m boom}
4sq vertical
wire dipole @ 15m

Thanks to everyone who called me during this contest!!!

See you during OKOM DX contest.

73 Petr OK1BN / OK7K

http://www.ok7k.estranky.cz/
http://www.qrz.com/db/ok7k
 
LZ3ZZ   SOABClassic HP   411,1442017-11-02 05:32:50
Thanks for QSO!
GL see you in CW part!
73 Aleko/LZ3ZZ
 
KU4V   SOAB(A) LP   55,2792017-11-02 05:40:13
45 minutes before the contest the Alpha blew a fuse. No back up amp. With only
wire antennas at 100 W each Q was a struggle. Great to hear so much activity on
10m!
 
W1NA   M/S HP   7,365,4482017-11-02 06:54:20
I would like to thank my long time friends I8QLS/N6QLS,I8NHJ/N5NHJ, IC8WIC and
in particular Gino I8ULL/N2UR who has been flying eight times over the ocean
this past two years to help me build and install all the antennas.
Thank you to Krassy,K1LZ for the precious advices.
Pier W1NA
 
CN3A   M/M HP   38,215,9152017-11-02 07:04:04
Great team for a beautiful contest.

More pics and photos : https://www.facebook.com/cn3aconteststation/

73, in behalf of CN3A Team, Stefano IK2QEI
 
YT1X(@YT3X)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   986,7902017-11-02 07:30:41
5el YU7EF @ 25m, legal power, IC-7700... A strong storm of 2h ... Power failure
2h ... It will be better next year ... YT3X, thank you for sharing the
beautiful location... Vlada YT1X
 
PJ2T   M/M HP   21,140,8382017-11-02 08:43:40
Hi to all Contest friends!
Many thanks to all who gave us a call.
We started the contest as a M/2 entry, but after the first night on the
low bands we changed to M/M.
There was a big storm passing by I think and that made the low bands
horrible for us. The only band we could realy run at night was 40m.
160/80 had realy heavy QRN from that storm passing by. It was like a big QRN
generator.
Never experienced it that bad from PJ2T.
So the 2nd day we decided to switch to M/M so that we could run at least 3
stations
during daytime and to maximize the fun for us all and give out the PJ2 mult
to as many as possible.
Of cause we knew that we can�'t compete to other M/M from north AF or other
big
M/M first class stations, but we wanted to have fun and so we had a lot of
fun.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to Uli, DL8OBQ who set up the station before the
contest. He did a lot of work to get the station playing before the contest.
Thank you Uli for doing so!!!
It was realy nice to meet new people @PJ2T.
Stephano, PT2IC took a dificult trip to Curacao to join the team.
He missed one connection flight in HK land and so had to stay there one more
night and came over to CUR one day late.
Stephano showed up at the station when contest already had begun, but after
a small briefing he was ready to go too.
We had a nice USA/GER/BRA team and the friendship we made is priceless.
A big thank you also goes to the CCC, Caribbean Contesting
Consortium who let us operate the PJ2T station. Especialy I want to say thank
you Jeff, W0CG who put in lots of time and energy to keep PJ2T alive and gave
us
many support even he was not with us at the station this time.
We missed you Jeff...
Again many thanks to all who QSOed with us in the contest and also outside of
the contest, where we had the honor to operate the PJ2T call also the 1st
time,
because the PJ2T is now a permanent (club)call to the station.
We hope everyone had as much fun as we had and congratulations to all the
big scores out there!

On behalf of the 2017 CQWW-SSB team of PJ2T

Heiko (Bud), DK3DM
 
8P5A(W2SC)   SOAB HP   14,459,0712017-11-02 08:58:21
It turned out to be a more eventful weekend than I expected.

My wife Kathleen and I were setting up on our first day. Things were
progressing as usual with slow progress alternating between outdoor antenna
setup and indoor preparation as the rain dictated. All of sudden there was a
terrifying sound. Kathleen was in another room and she described it as a train
going by. It sounded to me like a huge electrical short except louder and
longer lasting. We just had a lightning event.

I happened to be standing next to the subpanel for the shack and turned down
all the breakers. She ran in and we were both shaken, but safe. We looked
around for ongoing issues, like a fire, but did notice we no longer had power.

It was not clear why the generator had not activated. Since it was our first
day, we had not even looked at the generator yet. There was a fault light lit,
which I reset and the generator started. Unfortunately, it stopped 10 minutes
later. Eventually, I found the issue and it ran for the next 7 hours until the
power company fixed the problem out at the pole in the pouring rain. I am
always impressed by the response of the local power company in Barbados.

When my hands finally stopped shaking, I turned the breakers back on in the
shack. Once again I hear a brief crackle and saw a spark/ember on the floor.
That said, there was no burning smell or obvious damage anywhere. After
building up the courage to turn on the radios, they both came up with ERR KEY
messages. I could see that the master station controller, which controls all
the automation of the station, and the CW, was not working. This was the
beginning of two solid days of sequential problem identification and
resolution.

Besides the two K3 radios and computers, the rest of the gear in the shack is
home brew. While I did not have the resources to repair everything, at least I
knew how it all worked. I did have a number of spares for the key components,
but other gear needed to be repaired or patched enough to function, even in a
degraded mode.

Even with spares, like the station controller and the computer plus 8 serial
ports that had been blown, lots of rewiring of cables had to be done. By the
end of Wednesday, the station was again functional, although had less
capability in some areas, and no spares remaining for subsequent failures.

Thursday, I fixed a problem to the 160 antenna that was unrelated to the
damage. At this time I had some time to test some new functionality I added to
the station about antenna selection.

Testing went well and while the station was operational, there was a lot of
disruption and I was worried about lingering effects of the strikes as well as
interstation interference, RFI and intermittent connections due to all the
hasty rewiring that needed to be done.

When the contest time came, I was mentally exhausted from the intense problem
identification and solution realization cycles repeated over the last few days.
Nonetheless, the station had been stable over the prior 24 hours and there was
nothing left to do except wait for the next issue.

Fortunately, the next issue never came. There was a balky footswitch that I do
not use very often, and the new battery in my headphones died about halfway
through. Other than that, the station was perfect all weekend with all
hardware and software working as expected and no intermittent or one time
problems. It was probably the smoothest operation in memory. Even the new
antenna selection options worked as planned and added materially to the score.

As for the contest, 10 was way down on Q's and mults. 80 and 160 did not seem
as good as last year either. However, 15 was outstanding and I ended up less
than a percent lower than last year's score. I finished elated but exhausted.
Kathleen said I was more subdued than usual post contest, but I was too tired
to smile.

These weekends are full of surprises, and it is (almost) easy to look back and
laugh, but I realize that we were lucky not to be injured and the contest was
secondary.

Kathleen is an indispensable part of 8P5A, and this weekend it was especially
true. While I was trying to find and come up with a solution to the next
issues, she was frequently implementing, installing or cabling the fix to the
prior problem. All the while she was offering support and encouragement

Thanks to everyone for the Q's and moves. Thanks to my ham friends for their
words of support during the week. Also, a welcome to my new QSL manager HA1AG
who will take over from NN1N to who I am deeply indebted for the great job he
did.

Finally home for some peace and quiet, and then fixing all the broken gear in
my 69.7 pound suitcase

73, Tom W2SC

QSL via HA1AG or LoTW
 
PY2ZEA(@PS2T)   SOSB/10Classic HP   315,8642017-11-02 10:19:23
As the announced PS2T operation was cancelled, I decided to check the PS2T
station for the upcoming CQ WW CW operating in holiday-style.

I started in S&P giving points on various bands.
However, on Saturday 10M opened rather well to Europe and and I then kept
operating there most of the time.

The propagation on 10 was OK for anything between the latitudes 30N and 30S.
No JAs, no VKs, very short opening to Scandinavia. VUs and YBs came in with big
signals both on SP and LP.

73 CU on CW !

Ville PY2ZEA OH2MM
 
PJ4K   M/S HP   10,460,5202017-11-02 11:05:14
This operation was from the PJ1B site, which was last activated for CQ WW CW in
1999. For over 15 years, life intervened and the world kept turning, with no
radio activity from this location. About a year ago, serious planning began
for a return to competition, with the culmination this past weekend when PJ4K
was put on the air.

The only tower left standing from 1999 was a 95 footer, which was rejuvenated
with new guys and became the support structure for our inverted Vs on 80 and
40, and the T vertical for 160. Using salvaged Rohn 45 sections, a 35 foot
tower was installed, with three 3-element yagis for 10, 15 and 20 meters. This
is a rather meager restart when compared to the glory days of the late 90s, but
you have to start somewhere. None of the antennas used this weekend will
remain in the final station design.

We had originally planned a M/2 effort, but infrastructure build and antenna
work took priority over radio installation, and we found that on Wednesday we
had no functional amplifiers. Each and every amp in storage failed to heed the
call to duty. A huge thank you to Scott, W4PA/PJ4Q, for loaning us an
amplifier. The decision to enter as a M/S was easy at that point, but we knew
that a barefoot multiplier station was not going to be fun, and it wasn't very
much.

Rich N6KT was elected to man the run station for as long as he wanted, and Dave
N3RD filled in on Run. Marty W1MD and Walt WA3LRO took turns on the barefoot
mult station, with rather good success.

Many thanks to Charlie K1XX for pre-contest logistical support.

The rebuild will continue, so look for bigger and better things from PJ4K (SSB)
and PJ4W (CW) in the months and years to come. If it was a struggle to hear us
this weekend, it will be not be next year. It really feels great to be back on
the air from Bonaire, "Divers Paradise.”
 
VY2ZM(K1ZM)   SOAB HP   9,346,2602017-11-02 13:18:28
Alot more fun than I expected. Nice to see old friends again! CU in the next
one from ZB2TT.

73 JEFF K1ZM
 
P4ØT(VE3DZ)   SOAB HP   10,942,5202017-11-02 13:28:32
I was trying to rent a shack in Aruba for years with no success, that's why I
took an offer to rent legendary P49V
station almost with no hesitation. Of course, I realized that taking this on
such a short notice would put me in the
situation where I might be facing numerous challenges starting from Licensing
and air tickets and finishing with
station equipment planning.
I started with searching for flights, because timing was the main issue, and
after a lot shopping around I managed to book 2 different one-way
non-refundable tickets at relatively affordable cost.
By the time I booked my flights I received rather disappointing news from Ben
DL6RAI who is now the new owner of the station that one the 2 radios on site is
not working. Unfortunately my only
small radio (K3) that I could take is under repairs now, so it bought me to the
point where I had to look for the radio to borrow.
Also, though I applied for a P4 license the same moment I booked my flight, I
was told that I might not get it
in time for the contest because the DTZ (local radio licensing authority)
strictly requires to apply at least 2 months in advance.
The solution with borrowed radio came unexpected when Andy AE6Y offered me his
spare FT1000 which was sitting at P49Y station for years.
As for the license I was in touch with DTZ and the person who was taking care
of my license locally all week prior
to my trip, however no promises have been made.
I arrived in Aruba on Sunday night having 5 full days for preparation and had a
nice dinner with Ulf DL5AXX of the
WRTC-2018 committee and his wife at the nearby bar. They were on vacation and
were supposed to leave for Germany the next day.
The next Monday I finally got verbal approval to use P40T (actual license was
received on Tuesday) so I could concentrate on station setup. Major
disappointment was S7 line noise which peaked from the NW (U.S. direction) and
actually was affecting all bands.
There were no receiving antennas on site and I didn't have time to prepare
anything at home...
I did what everything possible to set up one radio, interfaces and laptops and
had some time to play on a radio for a bit, waiting for Andy
AE6Y to arrive on the island and lend me a 2nd radio.
I mostly operated CW before the contest and it looked to me that I could
probably tolerate that noise ...
On Thursday I came to visit Andy and collect a FT1000 from him. He mentioned
the radio hasn't been used in years. When I brought it to station and started
to hook up, I realized that radio produces very little output power, around
10-15 watts on lower bands which could only drive ACOM amp up to around 250-300
watts on peaks. 20 meters and higher seemed to be Okay. Probably, some LPF board
problem (known for old FT1000's). Oh well, 300 watts is much better than no
radio at all! Friday was mostly spent figuring out how to do recording and
setting up voice keyer since all the interfaces on the spot were relatively new
to me.
Anyway, I started the Contest fully equipped with SO2R on 2 laptops with voice
keyers. Two radios were on 20 and 40 and though feeling a bit rusty I was
still doing 200+ an hour. Shortly after 0200 Z I switched to low bands and just
started to run 80 when all of a sudden terrible noise appeared and wiped out all
bands for me.
Old timers should remember how an old vacuum cleaner or old hair dryer would
sound on the old TV set. :-) So it sounded exactly like that, being S9+ on the
meter!
I listen to it now on the recording and it still amazes me how strong it was
and it still upsets me big time!
160 and 80 were not usable at all. Since 20 meters band was already closed, my
only option was 40, so I tried to run, pointing antenna to the segment where
the noise was the weakest (still up to S9) which allowed me to work the most
strongest stations and still maintain 100+ rate for another 4 or 5 hours using
single radio...
At this point I want to apologize for being an alligator and not being able to
copy good half of the stations in the pileup.
The noise disappeared about 4 or 5 hours later, but EU was long gone on 160 and
even 80 by then...
All day Saturday I was trying to reach what I've lost at night and I was moving
a lot of mults here and there - too many
to mention, but I'm grateful to all the guys - some of them never believed that
contact was possible on other band at that particular time.
I caught a bit of EU opening on 10 around 18-19 Z or so, though I was still
struggling pulling weak signals out of that (power line?) noise...
I had a lot of expectations to catch up with 80 and 160 later on Saturday, but
that other noise popped up in the evening with exactly same strength, and it
lasted longer this time which resulted for me in about only 50 Q's on 80 and
ZERO QSO on 160... :((
But all in all I am pretty happy with my score under these circumstances. It
was my first visit to Aruba and I really like the island.
The station has great potential, if the noise issue is solved. The trip just
needed better planning.
I thank once again those who were involved in making this operation possible,
especially Andy AE6Y for lending me his radio, and John W2GD who came on
Wednesday to fix the 40 m beam.
John and Alex KU1CW were really helpful giving me a lot of tips and information
about Aruba.
Thanks to all who moved for me and who had patient to call me! :-)
Now back to cold one for the CQ WW CW (Zone 2). Hope to work you all from VE2IM
next month!.

73 Yuri VE3DZ / P40T
 
DL2ARD   SOSB(A)/20 HP   1,215,9362017-11-02 13:58:45
Strong storm starting sunday morning and goes till the evening .
Makes it sometimes impossible to turn the antenna .
Power failure from 05:30 to 12:00 was just too long to be satisfied with the
result .
But nothing broke and I was able to drive home without any problems on monday
.

73 Oliver , dl2ard
 
CE5JZO   SOSB/15Classic HP   247,7762017-11-02 14:11:35
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WW DX Contest Log 5.5
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CALLSIGN: CE5JZO
LOCATION: FF33KD
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 15M
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-TIME: 24-HOURS
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: OVER-50
CLAIMED-SCORE: 247776
OPERATORS: CE5JZO
NAME: Federico Concha Traverso
ADDRESS: Capuchinos 38
ADDRESS: San Pedro de la Paz
ADDRESS-CITY: Concepcion
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: VIII Region del Bio-Bio
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE:
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: Chile
EMAIL: ce4jzo@hotmail.com
END-OF-LOG:
 
ES9C(@ES5TV)   M/2 HP   15,139,7222017-11-02 14:44:35
It was first CQWW SSB M2 operation from the station and was supposed to be test
run for CW part. A lot of new station automation by 4O3A was used and tens of
kilos of cables and control boxes have been removed from the station.
Wonderful. Station Genius boxes worked great on all the stations handling all
the antenna switching, etc. Rotator Genius handles all the rotators. Everything
is working over LAN.

Had some young ops joining and we gave them a lot of air time. Excellent
cooking by ES6QC. Propagation was suprisingly good compared to expectations.
Over 1100 US stations on 20m and over 400 on 15m was somewhat unexpected even.
Even 10m showed decent signs of life!

Enjoyed thrilling competition on cqcontest.net with 9A7A and others.

CU in CW part!

73
Tonno
ES5TV

ES9C
By band - By mode
QSOs (with dupes) - By time

| Hr | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 |Total|
------------------------------------------------
| 00 | 15 | 114 | 82 | | | | 211 |
| 01 | 16 | 100 | 60 | | | | 176 |
| 02 | 12 | 100 | 61 | | | | 173 |
| 03 | 9 | 77 | 57 | 2 | | | 145 |
| 04 | 102 | 13 | 63 | | | | 178 |
| 05 | 37 | 5 | 107 | 62 | 5 | | 216 |
| 06 | | | 151 | 164 | 8 | | 323 |
| 07 | | | 29 | 128 | 98 | | 255 |
| 08 | | | | 191 | 172 | 9 | 372 |
| 09 | | | | 212 | 187 | 8 | 407 |
| 10 | | | | 126 | 163 | 9 | 298 |
| 11 | | | | 228 | 145 | 9 | 382 |
| 12 | | | | 190 | 108 | 10 | 308 |
| 13 | | | 6 | 144 | 141 | 2 | 293 |
| 14 | | 6 | 1 | 150 | 154 | | 311 |
| 15 | 2 | 8 | 1 | 178 | 80 | | 269 |
| 16 | 1 | 2 | 83 | 112 | 2 | | 200 |
| 17 | 4 | 3 | 158 | 102 | 1 | | 268 |
| 18 | | | 101 | 81 | | | 182 |
| 19 | 7 | 92 | 113 | 9 | | | 221 |
| 20 | 2 | 144 | 90 | 1 | | | 237 |
| 21 | 10 | 99 | 84 | | | | 193 |
| 22 | 29 | 99 | 40 | 1 | | | 169 |
| 23 | 87 | 66 | 6 | | | | 159 |
| 00 | 13 | 65 | 48 | | | | 126 |
| 01 | 9 | 39 | 43 | 2 | | | 93 |
| 02 | 5 | 55 | 41 | | | | 101 |
| 03 | 3 | 57 | 20 | | | | 80 |
| 04 | 56 | 20 | 5 | 5 | | | 86 |
| 05 | 1 | | 35 | 41 | 19 | | 96 |
| 06 | | | 109 | 41 | 3 | 10 | 163 |
| 07 | | | 1 | 78 | 142 | 6 | 227 |
| 08 | | | | 60 | 136 | 23 | 219 |
| 09 | | | 9 | | 136 | 66 | 211 |
| 10 | | | 8 | | 112 | 50 | 170 |
| 11 | | | 4 | 92 | 133 | 4 | 233 |
| 12 | | | 10 | 80 | 132 | 1 | 223 |
| 13 | | 1 | 5 | 129 | 136 | 2 | 273 |
| 14 | | 2 | 4 | 133 | 86 | 2 | 227 |
| 15 | 1 | | 34 | 149 | 34 | | 218 |
| 16 | | 2 | 66 | 171 | 3 | | 242 |
| 17 | 1 | 4 | 113 | 160 | 1 | 1 | 280 |
| 18 | 2 | 2 | 73 | 111 | | | 188 |
| 19 | 4 | 89 | 105 | 5 | | | 203 |
| 20 | 4 | 108 | 81 | | | | 193 |
| 21 | 16 | 86 | 40 | 7 | | | 149 |
| 22 | 86 | 75 | 7 | | | | 168 |
| 23 | 22 | 34 | 18 | | | | 74 |
------------------------------------------------
| | 556 |1567 |2172 |3345 |2337 | 212 |10189|

ES9C - Continents
By band - By mode
QSOs (with dupes)

| Band / Mode | EU | NA | SA | AF | AS | OC |
---------------------------------------------------------------------
| 160 SSB | 93.5% | 1.3% | 0.5% | 1.3% | 3.4% | |
| 80 SSB | 87.6% | 5.0% | 1.0% | 0.8% | 5.4% | 0.2% |
| 40 SSB | 78.6% | 6.8% | 3.6% | 0.9% | 8.0% | 2.1% |
| 20 SSB | 45.9% | 37.8% | 2.1% | 1.3% | 10.0% | 2.9% |
| 15 SSB | 47.0% | 22.7% | 6.4% | 2.8% | 18.7% | 2.4% |
| 10 SSB | 59.0% | | 2.4% | 9.4% | 23.6% | 5.7% |
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Worked DXCC

DXCC | CT | 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
=============================================================
3B8 | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
3V | AF | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5
3W | AS | | | | | 1 | | 1
4J | AS | | | 1 | | 1 | | 2
4L | AS | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 8
4O | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
4S | AS | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 7
4U1I | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
4U1V | EU | | | 1 | 1 | | | 2
4W | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
4X | AS | | 2 | 5 | 9 | 5 | 4 | 25
5B | AS | 4 | 5 | 5 | 4 | 5 | 5 | 28
5H | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
5T | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
6W | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
6Y | NA | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | | 8
7X | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
8P | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
9A | EU | 4 | 19 | 29 | 17 | 12 | 1 | 82
9H | EU | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 8
9K | AS | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 9
9M2 | AS | | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 7
9M6 | OC | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 5
9Q | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
9V | AS | | | 1 | | | | 1
9X | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
9Y | SA | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 4
A3 | OC | | | | | 1 | | 1
A4 | AS | 1 | 1 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 9
A5 | AS | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
A6 | AS | | 3 | 4 | 5 | 4 | 2 | 18
A7 | AS | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 7
A9 | AS | | | 1 | 2 | 3 | | 6
BV | AS | | | 1 | 2 | 8 | | 11
BY | AS | | 1 | 15 | 34 | 42 | 1 | 93
C3 | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
C6 | NA | | | | 1 | 2 | | 3
C9 | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
CE | SA | | | 9 | 6 | 9 | | 24
CE9 | SA | | | 2 | 2 | | | 4
CM | NA | | | 1 | 3 | 6 | | 10
CN | AF | 3 | 3 | 5 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 23
CT | EU | 2 | 11 | 13 | 10 | 15 | 4 | 55
CT3 | AF | 1 | 2 | 4 | 4 | 2 | 2 | 15
CU | EU | 2 | 2 | 5 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 14
CX | SA | | | 1 | 2 | 8 | 1 | 12
D4 | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
DL | EU | 89 | 224 | 255 | 225 | 94 | 14 | 901
DU | OC | | | 2 | 16 | 10 | 1 | 29
E7 | EU | 2 | 13 | 14 | 9 | 2 | | 40
EA | EU | 18 | 60 | 72 | 94 | 141 | 9 | 394
EA6 | EU | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 5 | 2 | 14
EA8 | AF | 2 | 3 | 7 | 9 | 14 | 3 | 38
EA9 | AF | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 7
EI | EU | 6 | 10 | 7 | 8 | 10 | | 41
EK | AS | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3 | | 6
EP | AS | | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3
ER | EU | | 4 | 5 | 3 | 4 | 1 | 17
ES | EU | 3 | 3 | 5 | 1 | 5 | 6 | 23
ET | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
EU | EU | 8 | 18 | 8 | 7 | 8 | 1 | 50
EX | AS | | | 1 | | 2 | 1 | 4
EY | AS | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
F | EU | 12 | 48 | 63 | 68 | 78 | | 269
FK | OC | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
FM | NA | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 6
FR | AF | | 1 | | 1 | 3 | 2 | 7
FY | SA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
G | EU | 25 | 76 | 142 | 132 | 54 | 1 | 430
GD | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
GI | EU | 1 | 2 | 11 | 6 | 4 | | 24
GJ | EU | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 7
GM/s | EU | | 1 | 1 | | | | 2
GM | EU | 4 | 14 | 16 | 19 | 3 | | 56
GU | EU | 1 | 1 | 4 | 1 | 2 | | 9
GW | EU | 4 | 4 | 16 | 13 | 8 | | 45
HA | EU | 14 | 28 | 25 | 24 | 18 | 4 | 113
HB | EU | 8 | 15 | 22 | 21 | 10 | | 76
HB0 | EU | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | | 8
HC | SA | | | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 4
HI | NA | | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | | 7
HK | SA | | | 2 | 4 | 6 | | 12
HL | AS | | | 1 | 4 | 7 | | 12
HP | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
HR | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
HS | AS | | 1 | 5 | 12 | 16 | 8 | 42
HV | EU | | | | | 1 | | 1
HZ | AS | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 4 | 3 | 17
I | EU | 25 | 104 | 185 | 154 | 159 | 2 | 629
IG9 | AF | | | | | | 1 | 1
IS | EU | 1 | 3 | 2 | 4 | 7 | | 17
IT9 | EU | 3 | 11 | 15 | 16 | 19 | 1 | 65
J2 | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
J6 | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
J8 | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
JA | AS | | 23 | 40 | 131 | 215 | 1 | 410
JT | AS | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 9
K | NA | 2 | 63 | 123 | 1117 | 442 | | 1747
KH0 | OC | | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 9
KH2 | OC | | | 2 | 3 | 3 | 1 | 9
KH6 | OC | | | 2 | 4 | | | 6
KL | NA | | | 2 | 4 | | | 6
KP2 | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
KP4 | NA | | | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 4
LA | EU | 10 | 26 | 23 | 10 | 4 | 3 | 76
LU | SA | | 1 | 8 | 11 | 30 | | 50
LX | EU | 1 | 2 | 4 | 5 | 3 | | 15
LY | EU | 13 | 22 | 6 | 11 | 8 | 5 | 65
LZ | EU | 5 | 10 | 22 | 19 | 11 | 9 | 76
OA | SA | | | 1 | | 1 | | 2
OD | AS | | | | 2 | 4 | 1 | 7
OE | EU | 7 | 15 | 30 | 25 | 11 | 2 | 90
OH | EU | 21 | 22 | 19 | 25 | 24 | 5 | 116
OH0 | EU | 2 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 11
OK | EU | 15 | 45 | 50 | 35 | 22 | 2 | 169
OM | EU | 9 | 33 | 20 | 20 | 12 | | 94
ON | EU | 12 | 26 | 27 | 42 | 9 | | 116
OZ | EU | 6 | 21 | 20 | 9 | 7 | | 63
P2 | OC | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
P4 | SA | | 1 | 3 | 3 | 3 | | 10
PA | EU | 14 | 50 | 68 | 96 | 15 | | 243
PJ2 | SA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | | 5
PJ4 | SA | 1 | 3 | 3 | 4 | 3 | | 14
PY | SA | | 5 | 33 | 31 | 74 | 2 | 145
PZ | SA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6
S0 | AF | | | 1 | | | | 1
S5 | EU | 15 | 27 | 43 | 33 | 11 | 3 | 132
SM | EU | 7 | 30 | 16 | 11 | 14 | 2 | 80
SP | EU | 32 | 89 | 76 | 34 | 28 | 2 | 261
SU | AF | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
SV | EU | 2 | 13 | 15 | 22 | 38 | 1 | 91
SV5 | EU | | | 1 | 2 | 2 | | 5
SV9 | EU | | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 7
T7 | EU | | | | | 1 | | 1
T8 | OC | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
TA | AS | 1 | 8 | 10 | 15 | 18 | 1 | 53
TA1 | EU | | 2 | 4 | 5 | 3 | | 14
TF | EU | | 3 | 4 | 7 | 3 | | 17
TG | NA | | | | 2 | 1 | | 3
TI | NA | | | | 1 | 4 | | 5
TK | EU | 2 | 3 | 4 | 2 | 3 | | 14
TR | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
TY | AF | | | | 1 | | | 1
UA | EU | 52 | 97 | 140 | 111 | 82 | 12 | 494
UA2 | EU | 1 | 6 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 16
UA9 | AS | 5 | 26 | 44 | 69 | 52 | 10 | 206
UK | AS | | 1 | | 2 | | | 3
UN | AS | 1 | 2 | 6 | 13 | 4 | 1 | 27
UR | EU | 30 | 82 | 93 | 75 | 56 | 6 | 342
V2 | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
V3 | NA | | | 1 | | 1 | | 2
V4 | NA | | | | | 1 | | 1
V5 | AF | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
V8 | OC | | | | 1 | | | 1
VE | NA | 1 | 9 | 12 | 115 | 52 | | 189
VK | OC | | | 8 | 24 | 20 | 6 | 58
VK9C | OC | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4
VP2M | NA | | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 4
VP5 | NA | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
VP9 | NA | | | | | 2 | | 2
VR | AS | | | | 1 | 4 | | 5
VU | AS | | 1 | 12 | 11 | 21 | 2 | 47
XE | NA | | | | 4 | 1 | | 5
XU | AS | | | | | 1 | 1 | 2
XX9 | AS | | | | | 1 | | 1
YB | OC | | | 23 | 33 | 11 | | 67
YL | EU | 3 | 8 | 4 | 6 | 10 | 5 | 36
YO | EU | 12 | 26 | 44 | 38 | 24 | 9 | 153
YU | EU | 7 | 24 | 30 | 31 | 15 | 7 | 114
YV | SA | | 2 | 9 | 1 | 5 | | 17
Z3 | EU | | 4 | 2 | 3 | 3 | 1 | 13
Z6 | EU | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
ZB | EU | | | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 3
ZF | NA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | | 5
ZL | OC | | | 2 | 7 | 4 | | 13
ZP | SA | | | 2 | 2 | 3 | | 7
ZS | AF | | 1 | 1 | 16 | 26 | 5 | 49
ZS8 | AF | | | | | 1 | | 1
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| | 554 | 1565 | 2164 | 3337 | 2333 | 212 | 10165

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Worked zones

| 160 | 80 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 10 | TOTAL
======================================================
01 | | | 2 | 5 | | | 7
02 | | | | 4 | 3 | | 7
03 | | | 17 | 258 | | | 275
04 | | 5 | 22 | 392 | 114 | | 533
05 | 3 | 65 | 96 | 526 | 376 | | 1066
06 | | | | 4 | 1 | | 5
07 | | | 1 | 3 | 8 | | 12
08 | 4 | 7 | 10 | 18 | 25 | | 64
09 | 3 | 9 | 20 | 14 | 22 | 2 | 70
10 | | | 2 | 1 | 3 | | 6
11 | | 5 | 35 | 32 | 77 | 2 | 151
12 | | | 9 | 6 | 9 | | 24
13 | | 1 | 10 | 14 | 37 | 1 | 63
14 | 224 | 620 | 776 | 768 | 475 | 36 | 2899
15 | 179 | 468 | 553 | 448 | 373 | 48 | 2069
16 | 88 | 197 | 234 | 194 | 149 | 19 | 881
17 | 3 | 21 | 34 | 49 | 31 | 4 | 142
18 | 2 | 8 | 13 | 26 | 21 | 9 | 79
19 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 7 | 6 | | 18
20 | 24 | 67 | 107 | 116 | 109 | 30 | 453
21 | 6 | 11 | 18 | 17 | 21 | 10 | 83
22 | 1 | 3 | 15 | 13 | 22 | 4 | 58
23 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 6 | 7 | 2 | 21
24 | | | 14 | 32 | 49 | | 95
25 | | 21 | 39 | 134 | 219 | 1 | 414
26 | | 1 | 5 | 12 | 18 | 9 | 45
27 | | 3 | 7 | 20 | 16 | 3 | 49
28 | | | 27 | 38 | 14 | 3 | 82
29 | | | 3 | 3 | 5 | 2 | 13
30 | | | 7 | 23 | 15 | 5 | 50
31 | | | 2 | 4 | | | 6
32 | | | 3 | 8 | 6 | | 17
33 | 7 | 11 | 18 | 19 | 23 | 10 | 88
34 | | | | 1 | 1 | | 2
35 | | | | 3 | 3 | | 6
36 | | | | | 3 | | 3
37 | | | | 3 | 3 | 1 | 7
38 | | 1 | 1 | 16 | 28 | 6 | 52
39 | | 1 | | 1 | 3 | 3 | 8
40 | | 3 | 4 | 7 | 3 | | 17
======================================================
| 546 | 1531 | 2110 | 3245 | 2298 | 210 | 9940
 
ZM4T(@ZL3IO)   M/2 HP   2,937,1202017-11-02 15:20:26
This was our first effort as M/2 with a fully automated station. The set-up was
new to everybody. As always there is some learning and we will apply a few
changes before the CW part. Important: the equipment worked fine without any
failure or damage. All operators but me were only part time available. The
contest goes here until Monday 1 pm and as working class hero's we'd have to
take a day off to fully participate. Wes - ZL3TE/W3SE flew down from Auckland
but had to leave on our Sunday afternoon due to QRL on Monday. The girls (ZL2EM
- 15 & ZL4YL - 16) had to be back to school on Monday morning and also Wayne
- ZL2WG who came Saturday evening had to leave Sunday evening because of QRL.

The conditions seemed to be very good on the Northern lines. They were not good
enough to let us join the party. We would have needed 3-5 more hops. For us the
last hours had the most productive rates when conditions between EU-AS-NA were
less good and we finally got some attention from NA plus a very selective 10m
opening.

On 80m SSB we had a radar like noise starting at 3.7 and getting to S9+ around
3.8 MHz. The CW end was nice and quiet but at the SSB end here we couldn't hear
much.

The receiving situation in EU must be getting worse. Sometimes I thought that
even Chinese stations hear better. It is very frustrating when stations are
S9+20 in ZL and continue their CQing while we try to answer them. It is obvious
to us that long path openings (in the EU mornings) are more productive than
short path (EU evening/night). On the other side the award for the best ears
goes to ZF9CW. The only Caribbean station that made it into the log on 10m! He
was whisper level on 10 & difficult on 80 but he did hear us. Getting the
attention of the Caribbean's and SA stations was almost impossible. We could
hear them running NA and missed out on many otherwise "easy' multipliers.
Guys, there is life to the West of you as well!

The activity from Oceania felt much higher which was a nice surprise. We had
181 QSO's within OC, 79 x VK, 49 x KH6, 18 Q's with ZL. That is a record!

Thank you for the QSO's and hope to see you all in the CW part! We promise to
have the 160m antenna back up again.

73 Holger, ZL3IO/ZM4T

Station:
2 x K3 + KPA500

N1MM+

80: 4 square
40: 2 x 2L
20: 2 x 3L
15: 5L, 3L, 3L
10: 3 x 4L
 
K8KI   SOAB(A) HP   18,3582017-11-02 20:12:23
station worked well, except 160m just not ready yet. Enjoyed every minute.
 
W3LPL   M/M HP   15,231,0062017-11-02 20:39:40
Congratulations to the K3LR team for another impressive winning effort.

Special thanks to the volunteers who helped with many days of antenna and
rotator repairs after two direct lightning strikes on the towers in May and
July.

Brief station description:

160M: Two K3 transceivers with lockouts to prevent simultaneous transmit
3-1000Z 1500 watt output monoband amplifier
Full size 4-square transmitting and receiving array
W8JI/W5ZN/N4HY 8-circle passive receiving array, 105 meters in diameter
Three 580 foot Beverage antennas: NE, South and West

80M: Two K3 transceivers with lockouts
3-1000Z 1500 watt output monoband amplifier
Four full size 2 element quads 50 meters high NE S SW and W
W8JI/W5ZN/N4HY 8-circle passive receiving array, 53 meters in diameter
Three 580 foot Beverage antennas: NE, South and West

40M: FTdx5000 and K3 transceivers with lockouts
3-1000Z 1500 watt output monoband amplifier
2 full size stacked rotating 3 element Yagis, 30 and 60 meters high
W8JI/W5ZN 8-circle passive receiving array, 27 meters in diameter
Three 580 foot Beverage antennas: NE, South and West

20M: Two FTdx5000 transceivers with lockouts
3-1000Z 1500 watt output monoband amplifier
2 stacked K3LR 6 element OWA Yagis on a 40 meter high rotating tower
Three stacked K3LR 6 element OWA Yagis on a 60 meter tower
4-square receiving array 300 meters south of the transmit antennas

15M: Two K3 transceivers with lockouts
3-1000Z 1500 watt output monoband amplifier
3 stacked K3LR 7 element OWA Yagis on a 40 meter high rotating tower
Three stacked 6 element T-matched Yagis on a 60 meter tower
4-square receiving array 300 meters south of the transmit antennas

10M: Two K3 transceivers with lockouts
3-1000Z 1500 watt output monoband amplifier
3 stacked K3LR 8 element OWA Yagis on a 40 meter high rotating tower
K3LR 8 element OWA Yagi 60 meters high
Two stacked 6 element T-matched Yagis, 12 and 24 meters high
4-square receiving array 300 meters south of the transmit antennas



BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP POINTS AVG OPERATORS
-------------------------------------------------------------------
160 428 17 61 13 488 1.14 N3HEE W3IDT
80 680 22 95 11 1666 2.45 W3LPL K3LU
40 1820 34 127 49 4680 2.57 WR3Z KD4D
20 2404 36 141 154 6876 2.86 K3AJ WX3B AB3CV N3QE WR3R
15 1831 30 135 28 5214 2.85 K3AJ AB3CV K3MM
10 437 18 47 15 1038 2.38 N1SZ AB3CV
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TOTAL 7600 157 606 270 19962 2.63

TOTAL SCORE : 15 231 006


-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 21 30 143 25 2 0 221 221 2.9
0100 41 23 77 12 0 0 153 374 4.9
0200 37 30 98 18 0 0 183 557 7.3
0300 22 33 72 12 0 0 139 696 9.2
0400 46 63 41 8 0 0 158 854 11.2
0500 23 61 58 2 0 0 144 998 13.1
0600 21 34 52 0 0 0 107 1105 14.5
0700 15 9 70 1 0 0 95 1200 15.8
0800 3 9 66 1 0 0 79 1279 16.8
0900 14 3 36 2 0 0 55 1334 17.6
1000 5 22 36 30 0 0 93 1427 18.8
1100 14 9 24 170 77 0 294 1721 22.6
1200 0 0 15 137 152 2 306 2027 26.7
1300 0 0 0 178 142 4 324 2351 30.9
1400 0 0 0 127 156 5 288 2639 34.7
1500 0 0 0 76 112 27 215 2854 37.6
1600 0 0 0 85 81 31 197 3051 40.1
1700 0 0 0 63 91 79 233 3284 43.2
1800 0 0 1 134 45 54 234 3518 46.3
1900 0 0 4 124 53 31 212 3730 49.1
2000 0 0 48 75 60 34 217 3947 51.9
2100 2 0 61 49 31 17 160 4107 54.0
2200 1 1 68 40 27 3 140 4247 55.9
2300 11 8 53 15 2 0 89 4336 57.1
0000 21 27 62 3 0 0 113 4449 58.5
0100 23 31 26 0 0 0 80 4529 59.6
0200 14 22 39 0 0 0 75 4604 60.6
0300 12 22 50 0 0 0 84 4688 61.7
0400 12 24 25 0 0 0 61 4749 62.5
0500 6 59 67 2 0 0 134 4883 64.3
0600 13 75 77 0 0 0 165 5048 66.4
0700 4 34 72 0 0 0 110 5158 67.9
0800 1 18 38 0 0 0 57 5215 68.6
0900 4 10 29 1 0 0 44 5259 69.2
1000 9 10 32 1 0 0 52 5311 69.9
1100 8 6 27 118 9 0 168 5479 72.1
1200 0 0 1 85 137 0 223 5702 75.0
1300 0 0 0 95 147 1 243 5945 78.2
1400 0 0 0 47 114 1 162 6107 80.4
1500 0 0 0 80 94 3 177 6284 82.7
1600 0 0 0 107 90 7 204 6488 85.4
1700 0 0 0 113 75 12 200 6688 88.0
1800 0 0 0 110 37 52 199 6887 90.6
1900 0 0 9 103 27 38 177 7064 92.9
2000 0 0 49 70 32 25 176 7240 95.3
2100 1 0 77 32 24 10 144 7384 97.2
2200 6 4 68 35 12 1 126 7510 98.8
2300 18 3 49 18 2 0 90 7600 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 428 680 1820 2404 1831 437 7600

Gross QSOs=7870 Dupes=270 Net QSOs=7600

Unique callsigns worked = 4947


----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 314 194 372 191 159 115 1345 17.7
South America 14 25 65 126 185 304 719 9.5
Europe 88 439 1231 1952 1398 6 5114 67.3
Asia 2 4 40 85 29 0 160 2.1
Africa 6 11 25 28 29 8 107 1.4
Oceania 4 7 87 20 30 4 152 2.0
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 428 680 1820 2404 1831 437 7600


------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3A 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
3B8 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.0
3V 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
4L 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
4O 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
4S 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
4U1I 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
4X 0 0 3 3 4 0 10 0.1
5B 2 1 2 3 2 0 10 0.1
5H 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
5T 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
5W 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
5Z 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6Y 2 2 2 2 2 1 11 0.1
8P 1 1 2 2 2 3 11 0.1
8R 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0.0
9A 1 8 20 18 17 0 64 0.8
9G 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9H 0 1 2 1 3 0 7 0.1
9K 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 0.1
9Y 1 1 1 1 3 3 10 0.1
A3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A4 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
A6 0 0 4 2 2 0 8 0.1
A7 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 0.1
BV 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
BY 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0.1
C3 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
C6 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
C9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
CE 0 0 8 14 14 31 67 0.9
CE9 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
CM 0 4 12 5 12 0 33 0.4
CN 3 3 7 5 5 2 25 0.3
CT 2 6 16 18 14 2 58 0.8
CT3 1 2 4 4 3 2 16 0.2
CU 2 2 3 3 3 1 14 0.2
CX 0 0 2 4 6 15 27 0.4
D4 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0.1
DL 12 73 193 304 153 0 735 9.7
E7 0 2 8 10 8 0 28 0.4
EA 9 28 99 98 105 2 341 4.5
EA6 2 2 4 3 3 0 14 0.2
EA8 2 3 7 9 10 3 34 0.4
EA9 0 2 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
EI 5 4 7 11 12 0 39 0.5
EK 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.0
ER 0 0 3 3 3 0 9 0.1
ES 0 2 4 7 3 0 16 0.2
EU 0 5 8 10 14 0 37 0.5
F 7 46 80 114 65 0 312 4.1
FG 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
FK 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
FM 1 1 1 2 1 2 8 0.1
FP 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.0
FR 0 0 2 1 2 1 6 0.1
FY 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
G 9 38 112 177 177 0 513 6.8
GD 1 1 0 2 2 0 6 0.1
GI 1 2 5 15 13 0 36 0.5
GJ 1 1 1 1 3 0 7 0.1
GM 1 5 12 22 21 0 61 0.8
GU 0 1 2 2 2 0 7 0.1
GW 1 8 12 17 13 0 51 0.7
HA 6 11 12 20 21 0 70 0.9
HB 1 12 19 21 10 0 63 0.8
HB0 0 1 2 2 2 0 7 0.1
HC 1 1 1 1 3 2 9 0.1
HI 2 3 3 3 3 2 16 0.2
HK 0 1 6 10 7 6 30 0.4
HP 0 0 1 1 1 3 6 0.1
HR 0 1 1 2 2 1 7 0.1
HZ 0 0 3 1 2 0 6 0.1
I 6 34 143 204 128 0 515 6.8
IS 0 1 2 5 4 0 12 0.2
*IT9 1 5 13 14 15 1 49 0.6
J6 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
J8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
JA 0 0 12 28 5 0 45 0.6
JT 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
K 240 90 204 71 59 79 743 9.8
KG4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
KH0 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 0.1
KH2 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0.1
KH6 3 4 11 7 9 2 36 0.5
KL 0 1 1 6 2 0 10 0.1
KP2 1 1 1 2 2 2 9 0.1
KP4 0 0 4 3 4 4 15 0.2
LA 0 5 16 19 15 0 55 0.7
LU 1 5 5 24 37 71 143 1.9
LX 2 2 1 3 2 0 10 0.1
LY 0 6 12 20 19 0 57 0.8
LZ 1 2 14 19 15 0 51 0.7
OA 0 0 1 2 2 1 6 0.1
OD 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0.1
OE 0 4 26 24 18 0 72 0.9
OH 0 3 20 46 31 0 100 1.3
OH0 0 2 3 3 3 0 11 0.1
OK 1 11 20 40 33 0 105 1.4
OM 1 6 8 22 19 0 56 0.7
ON 3 17 36 58 28 0 142 1.9
OX 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
OZ 0 4 9 23 10 0 46 0.6
P2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
P4 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 0.2
PA 3 22 38 127 38 0 228 3.0
PJ2 1 1 1 2 1 1 7 0.1
PJ4 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 0.2
PY 1 6 18 53 85 154 317 4.2
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
S5 3 7 36 44 26 0 116 1.5
SM 0 6 17 36 23 0 82 1.1
SP 1 15 51 89 67 0 223 2.9
SU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
SV 1 3 17 25 20 0 66 0.9
SV5 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.1
SV9 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.1
T7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
TA 0 0 3 4 3 0 10 0.1
*TA1 0 0 2 3 1 0 6 0.1
TF 0 3 4 6 1 0 14 0.2
TG 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.0
TI 1 2 3 6 7 1 20 0.3
TK 1 1 3 2 1 0 8 0.1
UA 1 3 30 98 76 0 208 2.7
UA2 0 2 2 7 5 0 16 0.2
UA9 0 0 4 22 0 0 26 0.3
UN 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.1
UR 0 4 36 60 62 0 162 2.1
V2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
V3 2 2 2 2 3 1 12 0.2
V4 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
VE 57 76 121 67 39 7 367 4.8
VK 1 1 64 6 10 0 82 1.1
VK9C 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
VP2M 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.1
VP5 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.1
VP8 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0
VP9 0 1 2 2 0 0 5 0.1
VR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
VU 0 0 0 4 2 0 6 0.1
XE 0 2 3 3 6 2 16 0.2
YB 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.0
YL 0 3 3 8 8 0 22 0.3
YN 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.1
YO 0 2 22 32 33 0 89 1.2
YU 2 6 16 24 18 0 66 0.9
*Z6 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0
YV 1 1 11 3 13 9 38 0.5
Z3 0 0 1 1 4 0 6 0.1
ZB 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.0
ZF 1 1 1 2 3 1 9 0.1
ZL 0 2 5 3 4 2 16 0.2
ZP 0 0 2 2 4 1 9 0.1
ZS 0 0 4 1 2 0 7 0.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 428 680 1820 2404 1831 437 7600


------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 62 287 687 1081 719 5 2841 37.4
15 23 130 406 613 453 1 1626 21.4
05 181 69 150 48 26 63 537 7.1
04 105 82 144 56 45 12 444 5.8
16 1 12 77 174 155 0 419 5.5
11 1 6 20 55 88 155 325 4.3
20 4 8 65 95 83 0 255 3.4
13 1 5 7 28 44 87 172 2.3
08 13 18 32 27 38 20 148 1.9
09 11 13 27 24 33 28 136 1.8
03 10 14 28 29 26 10 117 1.5
33 6 11 19 19 19 7 81 1.1
30 1 1 62 6 10 0 80 1.1
12 0 0 8 14 14 31 67 0.9
07 3 5 8 15 15 7 53 0.7
25 0 0 12 28 5 0 45 0.6
31 3 4 11 7 9 2 36 0.5
21 0 3 12 9 11 0 35 0.5
17 0 0 2 18 0 0 20 0.3
32 0 2 6 3 6 2 19 0.3
02 2 3 5 6 1 1 18 0.2
10 1 1 2 3 5 3 15 0.2
40 0 3 4 6 2 0 15 0.2
06 0 2 3 3 5 2 15 0.2
01 0 1 2 7 2 0 12 0.2
39 0 0 3 3 3 1 10 0.1
27 0 0 3 2 5 0 10 0.1
35 0 0 0 3 4 0 7 0.1
38 0 0 4 1 2 0 7 0.1
22 0 0 1 4 2 0 7 0.1
24 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 0.1
29 0 0 3 2 0 0 5 0.1
19 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 0.1
23 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.0
18 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0.0
28 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.0
37 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0.0
34 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 428 680 1820 2404 1831 437 7600


Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 3439
2 bands 792
3 bands 418
4 bands 198
5 bands 69
6 bands 31

Special thanks to the 31 stations who worked us on 6 bands:

6Y4T 8P5A 9Y4W CN2R CN3A CR3A CR6K CU4DX EF8R FM5BH

FY5KE HC0E HI3T KH7M P40T P40W PJ2T PJ4G PJ4K PJ4Q
PZ5K V26B V3A V47JA VA2ZM VE2BWL VE3JM VP2MDG VY2ZM ZF9CW
ZX5J
 
W1JCW   SOAB LP   141,3032017-11-02 21:09:37
Conditions were poor but there were some good openings.
 
K5TR   M/S HP   4,785,4682017-11-02 21:35:27
Station: http://www.k5tr.net/
2x Elecraft K3 radios (tnx k5ot)
1x AL-1500 amp
1x Alpha 78
trlinux - http://kkn.net/trlinux

160 - 1/4 wave sloping verticals sloped east and west
- SAL-30 RX array
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long

80 - Half wave sloping dipoles - sloped NE, NW from 120'
- SAL-30 RX array
- NE, NW, SE, SW beverages ~500' long

40 - 4 element yagi at 120'
- Cushcraft 40-2CD at 87'

20 - 6 element yagi at 80' fixed NE
- 6 element yagi at 80'
- 6 element yagi 40' fixed NW
- 4 element yagi 60' fixed SE

15 - 6 element yagi at 70'
- 6 element yagi at 35' fixed NE
- 4 element yagi at 50' fixed SE

10 - 6 element yagi at 60'
- 6 element yagi at 30' fixed NE
- 4 element yagi at 40' fixed SE
- 6 element yagi at 120'

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: K5TR
CONTEST: CQ-WW-SSB
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
OPERATORS: N5RZ, K5OT, K5TR, WM5R

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
0000 0 0 21 46 52 0 119 119 3.6
0100 0 4 46 26 0 0 76 195 5.9
0200 0 18 47 0 0 0 65 260 7.9
0300 5 8 32 0 0 0 45 305 9.2
0400 2 3 54 0 0 0 59 364 11.0
0500 2 8 67 0 0 0 77 441 13.4
0600 2 5 45 0 0 0 52 493 14.9
0700 4 1 51 0 0 0 56 549 16.6
0800 1 2 51 0 0 0 54 603 18.3
0900 2 1 49 0 0 0 52 655 19.8
1000 0 2 38 2 0 0 42 697 21.1
1100 0 0 72 2 0 0 74 771 23.4
1200 0 0 69 32 0 0 101 872 26.4
1300 0 0 39 58 25 0 122 994 30.1
1400 0 0 0 19 125 0 144 1138 34.5
1500 0 0 0 2 153 3 158 1296 39.3
1600 0 0 0 3 101 12 116 1412 42.8
1700 0 0 0 5 60 2 67 1479 44.8
1800 0 0 0 7 39 2 48 1527 46.3
1900 0 0 0 1 50 3 54 1581 47.9
2000 0 0 0 57 3 0 60 1641 49.7
2100 0 0 0 7 48 1 56 1697 51.4
2200 0 0 0 1 70 19 90 1787 54.1
2300 0 0 2 2 83 0 87 1874 56.8
0000 0 0 2 43 8 0 53 1927 58.4
0100 2 4 8 24 0 0 38 1965 59.5
0200 1 13 8 0 0 0 22 1987 60.2
0300 3 5 30 0 0 0 38 2025 61.3
0400 0 0 21 0 0 0 21 2046 62.0
0500 0 0 66 0 0 0 66 2112 64.0
0600 0 2 49 0 0 0 51 2163 65.5
0700 1 1 17 0 0 0 19 2182 66.1
0800 0 6 8 0 0 0 14 2196 66.5
0900 1 5 33 0 0 0 39 2235 67.7
1000 1 8 7 0 0 0 16 2251 68.2
1100 1 0 45 0 0 0 46 2297 69.6
1200 1 7 17 16 1 0 42 2339 70.9
1300 0 0 0 36 62 0 98 2437 73.8
1400 0 0 0 2 165 0 167 2604 78.9
1500 0 0 0 2 130 0 132 2736 82.9
1600 0 0 0 1 57 0 58 2794 84.6
1700 0 0 0 1 42 1 44 2838 86.0
1800 0 0 0 0 71 2 73 2911 88.2
1900 0 0 0 71 1 3 75 2986 90.5
2000 0 0 0 57 0 6 63 3049 92.4
2100 0 0 0 114 0 3 117 3166 95.9
2200 0 0 2 60 0 0 62 3228 97.8
2300 0 0 0 73 0 0 73 3301 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 29 103 996 770 1346 57 3301

Gross QSOs=3346 Dupes=45 Net QSOs=3301

Unique callsigns worked = 2570

The best 60 minute rate was 193/hour from 1429 to 1528
The best 30 minute rate was 226/hour from 1350 to 1419
The best 10 minute rate was 258/hour from 1400 to 1409

The best 1 minute rates were:
7 QSOs/minute 1 times.
6 QSOs/minute 10 times.
5 QSOs/minute 29 times.
4 QSOs/minute 71 times.
3 QSOs/minute 250 times.
2 QSOs/minute 565 times.
1 QSOs/minute 925 times.

----------------- C o n t i n e n t S u m m a r y -----------------
160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
---------------------------------------------------------------------
North America 16 43 436 344 249 19 1107 33.5
South America 9 16 39 74 112 34 284 8.6
Europe 0 32 235 232 758 1 1258 38.1
Asia 0 4 157 83 166 0 410 12.4
Africa 3 5 12 12 24 1 57 1.7
Oceania 1 3 117 25 37 2 185 5.6
--------------------------------------------------------------
Total 29 103 996 770 1346 57 3301

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
3 31
4 849
5 1226
6 1171
7 7
8 13
9 4

------------------ C o u n t r y S u m m a r y ------------------
Country 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3B8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
4L 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.1
4S 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4U1I 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
4X 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
5B 0 0 1 3 1 0 5 0.2
5T 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
5W 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6W 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
6Y 1 1 2 2 2 1 9 0.3
8P 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
8R 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.1
9A 0 1 6 4 12 0 23 0.7
9G 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
9H 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 0.2
9K 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
9M6 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.1
9V 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
9X 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
9Y 1 1 2 1 2 1 8 0.2
A3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A4 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
A6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
A7 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
A9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
BV 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
BY 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
C3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
C6 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.2
CE 0 1 2 9 10 9 31 0.9
CE9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
CM 0 1 16 3 5 1 26 0.8
CN 1 2 4 2 4 1 14 0.4
CT 0 1 9 3 11 0 24 0.7
CT3 1 1 2 2 2 0 8 0.2
CU 0 1 3 2 3 1 10 0.3
CX 0 0 1 3 6 1 11 0.3
D4 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
DL 0 1 21 19 130 0 171 5.2
DU 0 0 3 2 1 0 6 0.2
E5/s 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
E7 0 1 1 1 5 0 8 0.2
EA 0 2 45 23 67 0 137 4.2
EA6 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
EA8 1 1 3 4 9 0 18 0.5
EA9 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
EI 0 1 2 4 4 0 11 0.3
ER 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.1
ES 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
EU 0 0 1 2 7 0 10 0.3
F 0 1 19 17 62 0 99 3.0
FM 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
FR 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
FY 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
G 0 1 5 6 41 0 53 1.6
GD 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.1
GI 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.1
GJ 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
GM 0 1 1 2 11 0 15 0.5
GU 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
GW 0 1 2 0 1 0 4 0.1
HA 0 1 4 6 7 0 18 0.5
HB 0 1 6 4 13 0 24 0.7
HB0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
HC 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0.2
HI 0 2 3 2 3 1 11 0.3
HK 0 1 2 3 4 1 11 0.3
HL 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.1
HP 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
HR 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
HS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
HZ 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
I 0 3 30 33 106 0 172 5.2
IS 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
*IT9 0 0 7 6 11 0 24 0.7
J6 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.1
J8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
JA 0 3 142 60 152 0 357 10.8
JT 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
K 3 7 308 220 124 3 665 20.1
KG4 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.1
KH0 0 0 2 2 2 0 6 0.2
KH2 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.1
KH6 1 2 12 9 7 1 32 1.0
KL 1 1 1 4 2 0 9 0.3
KP2 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 0.2
KP4 0 0 3 3 1 1 8 0.2
LA 0 1 2 2 9 0 14 0.4
LU 1 2 2 15 21 12 53 1.6
LX 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.1
LY 0 0 1 4 4 0 9 0.3
LZ 0 0 5 3 6 0 14 0.4
OA 0 0 0 2 2 1 5 0.2
OD 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
OE 0 1 3 1 7 0 12 0.4
OH 0 0 2 5 5 0 12 0.4
OH0 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 0.2
OK 0 1 3 3 20 0 27 0.8
OM 0 1 1 3 6 0 11 0.3
ON 0 1 5 5 29 0 40 1.2
OZ 0 0 0 2 6 0 8 0.2
P2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
P4 1 2 3 2 3 1 12 0.4
PA 0 1 3 8 32 0 44 1.3
PJ2 1 1 1 2 2 1 8 0.2
PJ4 1 3 3 3 3 1 14 0.4
PY 1 1 11 26 48 1 88 2.7
PZ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
S5 0 1 9 14 12 0 36 1.1
SM 0 0 2 1 18 0 21 0.6
SP 0 0 3 4 33 0 40 1.2
SV 0 1 4 2 8 0 15 0.5
SV5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
SV9 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.1
T7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
T8 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
TA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
*TA1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
TF 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 0.1
TG 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.1
TI 1 1 2 1 5 1 11 0.3
TK 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 0.2
UA 0 1 4 11 9 0 25 0.8
UA2 0 1 1 1 3 0 6 0.2
UA9 0 1 2 4 2 0 9 0.3
UN 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
UR 0 0 2 4 14 0 20 0.6
V2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
V3 1 1 2 2 1 1 8 0.2
VE 2 19 86 87 91 0 285 8.6
VK 0 1 40 5 10 0 56 1.7
VK9C 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
VP2M 1 1 0 1 1 1 5 0.2
VP5 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 0.2
VP9 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.1
VR 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
XE 0 1 2 4 0 1 8 0.2
XX9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
YB 0 0 48 1 6 0 55 1.7
YL 0 0 2 3 3 0 8 0.2
YN 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
YO 0 0 2 2 9 0 13 0.4
YU 0 1 4 6 6 0 17 0.5
*Z6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
YV 1 0 7 3 5 1 17 0.5
Z3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.1
ZB 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.1
ZF 1 1 1 2 2 1 8 0.2
ZL 0 0 6 3 4 1 14 0.4
ZP 0 0 1 2 1 1 5 0.2
ZS 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 29 103 996 770 1346 57 3301

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
14 0 17 132 105 445 1 700 21.2
15 0 13 83 100 254 0 450 13.6
25 0 3 144 61 152 0 360 10.9
05 1 5 150 82 106 1 345 10.5
04 2 15 151 119 50 1 338 10.2
03 1 4 93 105 56 1 260 7.9
08 8 12 31 20 22 12 105 3.2
11 1 1 12 28 49 2 93 2.8
09 7 11 20 16 22 8 84 2.5
13 1 2 3 18 27 13 64 1.9
28 0 0 52 2 7 0 61 1.8
20 0 1 14 14 29 0 58 1.8
16 0 1 7 18 32 0 58 1.8
30 0 0 34 4 10 0 48 1.5
33 3 5 11 9 16 1 45 1.4
31 1 2 12 8 7 1 31 0.9
12 0 1 2 9 10 9 31 0.9
07 2 3 5 7 9 3 29 0.9
27 0 0 7 6 6 0 19 0.6
32 0 0 6 3 7 1 17 0.5
21 0 0 4 6 6 0 16 0.5
10 0 1 1 3 4 2 11 0.3
01 1 1 2 4 3 0 11 0.3
02 1 2 1 4 3 0 11 0.3
29 0 1 7 1 0 0 9 0.3
06 0 1 2 4 0 1 8 0.2
19 0 1 1 4 2 0 8 0.2
24 0 0 2 3 1 0 6 0.2
35 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0.2
39 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 0.2
40 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 0.1
38 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.1
23 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
17 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.1
18 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0
22 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
36 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0
26 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 29 103 996 770 1346 57 3301

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 2106
2 bands 293
3 bands 115
4 bands 28
5 bands 16
6 bands 12

The following stations were worked on 6 bands:

9Y4W ZF9CW 6Y4T PZ5K FY5KE CN3A
FM5BH V26B PJ2T 8P5A P40T VP5W


------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 3 27 656 432 963 25
 
OK5W   M/S HP   8,806,0532017-11-02 22:42:58
Old style of operating without inband station.
The equipment worked fine without any failure or damage.
The conditions seemed to be very good especialy on 15 and 20 meters.On low
bands we had a strong statick rain noises getting to S9+.
Strong storm starting sunday morning and goes till the evening .
Makes it sometimes impossible to turn the antenna .

https://youtu.be/l1Ct_exB2Ko

https://youtu.be/w1pk2Aag5X4

This year we do not have the guest operators wich wisit us in the past few
years. We had some new ops joining us and we gave them a lot of air time.
Thank you for the QSO's and hope to see you all in the CW part!

On behalf of OK5W

Karel OK1CF
 
KH7M(N6TJ)   SOAB HP   3,349,2402017-11-02 23:19:06
Virtually a last minute decision to make this trip and my sincere gratitude to
Max and Cathy for letting me show up Friday morning once again, and for the 3
gourmet meals each day.

I never felt that I was really into this contest, and it was a struggle for
many of the hours, but I put in 45 of the 48. Conditions and activity appeared
down - especially on 10 meters, which didn't open to the mainland until Sunday.

Had a nice run on 160 Sunday morning when K3UL asked me to QSY at his sunrise,
there he was S-9, and I was able to run dozens as the terminator moved across
the NA continent.

A continuing observation, as noted by others, many appear to transmit better
than they receive.

The usual excellent JA operators and pleased to work so many in China, with no
shortage of Zone 23.

Operated my first of this contest 62 years ago, and it's especially gratifying
to re-connect with so many of my radio friends.

3700 to 3800 was wiped out Sunday morning by somebody's radar.

All in all, glad to make it once again, and hoping to return for code.

73 Jim Neiger N6TJ
 
LY2BMX   SOSB/80 LP   66,4782017-11-03 02:12:50
First 20 minutes of contest, was lively. After that... heavy.
It was hard to call many multiplers, in particular A44A (my be 50 or more
times), which I did not do :)
 
WN6K   SOAB LP   213,4622017-11-03 08:39:12
If I could have shouted a bit louder, I am sure that the 1/3rd of DX that I
heard but oould not BE heard would have boosted the score a bit.

Lots of local noise here to boot.

Thanks to those that called,

WN6K, Paul
 
A44A   M/M HP   18,340,4562017-11-03 08:57:49
Good fun this year...
 
VE2IDX(VE3ZF)   SOABClassic HP   2,675,6192017-11-03 09:34:22
One more DX-pedition to Zone 2 behind...
1700 km driving to Zone 2 through mountains of Northern Quebec...
Came to Sept-Iles in 2 days in advance to CQ WW SSB, during this time were
installed 4 SQ on 80 and 2 SQ on 40 under strong rain and windy weather.
Conditions on 14 and 21 was better than was expectable.

Thanks for great help to Rob VA2RDK, Frank VA2FGG, Yuri VE3DZ, Max VE3CCN and
to all who called me during CQ WW.

73,

Igor VE3ZF
 
CE3CBM   SOSB/15 LP   59,7752017-11-03 10:32:40
3 elemt yagi above 12 meter. radio icom 7300 100 watt
 
OK1T(OK1TP)   SOSB/160 HP   63,7642017-11-03 12:53:03
Fine contest,but 2nd night strong wind and terrible static morning abt 2 hours
no rx.
 
D4C(SQ9CNN)   SOSB(A)/20 HP   2,480,4242017-11-03 12:54:49
Great contest. Thank you all!
 
HA4XH(@HA3DX)   SOAB(A) LP   2,181,3902017-11-03 13:12:57
Rig: YAESU FT2000
Antennas : 5 el monobander Long John Yagis for 28-21-14MHz and 4 el/3 band
Trival Quad for 28-21-14MHz. Lazy-H antennas for 7 MHZ (NW-SE/SW-NE)NVIS N/S
for7MHz. Single Quads for 3,5MHz (SW-NE)/NW/SE/ + NVIS for 3,6 MHz (N/S) Delta
loops for 1.8-Mhz (NW-SE/SW-NE) / K9A
Fine CONDX and it was a nice surprise as 160m and 10m both were opened.
Sunday a strong orcan hit Central Europe and no AC voltage for more than 2,5
hours.

Thanks for nice contest! Best regards from Hungary!

Charlie HA4XH
 
VA3MW   SOAB(A) HP   161,3202017-11-03 14:16:02
First time running some SO2V on my Flex 6300 while remote. I am pretty pleased
with how the solution works now.
 
NR4M   SOAB HP   211,0682017-11-03 14:23:32
All S&P, while keeping tabs on smoking some pork.

Steve
 
RJ4P(RT4RO)   SOAB(A) HP   2,894,4002017-11-03 14:27:21
Murphy was my guest during all this weekand(((
 
HC2G   SOSB/10 HP   161,8402017-11-03 14:37:30
Hi Old Men;
Was really a pleasure to be back contesting after few years off the air.
Enjoyable as allways .... had a great time !!!
Thank You to you all.
73's
Gunter / hc2g
 
TK9R(IK8UND)   SOAB HP   5,997,0962017-11-03 16:20:55
As usual, i have to thanks TK5EP for the use of his beautiful spot into Corsica
nature. Once more Murphy tried to hit, but once more Patrick (and TK1BI) solved
an unexpected hard issue with the power line. Friday afternoon everything was
ok, and worked flawlessly the whole weekend.
I am quite happy with the result, same qso's number, but more then 1 mln.
points more than 2016. Nice conditions with US on 160 and 80, but lack of
takers. Unexpected good conditions on 15, especially on saturday, too bad i
qsyed there too late, losing part of the opening.
Final part of the contest was great, with an huge opening to NA on 20 meters,
that raised my score to almost 6 mln points.
All in all, another funny memorable cqww weekend.
 
HG8R(HA8JV)   SOSB/160 HP   97,2902017-11-03 22:34:21
Thanks for all calers, especially for multipliers (B9K,PJ4G,PZ5M,VK6VZ..)!
Very high noise and static from se/sw on the all weekend!
Sunday afternoon came the storm to us too (130km/h),but he did not do any big
trouble.
Station setup: FT1000+HMPA, Vertical(37mh).
5pcs Beverages, K9ay.
Thanks agen and see you in CW leg!
73 Pali HA8JV,HG8R
 
A31MM(JA6WFM)   SOSB/15 HP   758,4082017-11-03 23:01:15
FT-991 SPE 1.3K-FA 6mH HB9CV N1MM
Thanks QSO
73 see you next in WW CW
Hiro JA6WFM
 
M6T(@GØKPW)   M/M HP   14,559,9512017-11-04 01:56:01
Our second attempt at multi-multi SSB with the new re-formed team. Obviously far
better conditions than last year and the team learns every time. We had a minor
storm pass through on the Saturday night, but thankfully all the antennas
survived.

Once again - we do the contest in the memory of Bob, G4BAH who created the
station.

All being well, we'll be back for CW.

73

Andy, G4PIQ for team M6T

160m
Ops : M0MDR + M0BCT + M1ACB
K3 + FT1000MP + ACOM 2000
45m tall vertical + Inv-V Dipole @ 25m
180m NW Beverage, K9AY

80m
Ops : M0CLW + M0TDZ + M1ACB
K3 + FT1000MP + ACOM 2000
4 square + Dipole @ 20m
180m NW Beverage

40m
Ops : G4PIQ + M0SDV
K3 + K3 + ACOM 2000
3 el yagi @ 30m + 402CD @ 30m
180m NW Beverage + 100m SE Beverage

20m
Ops : G4BUO + G0VJG + M0TGV
K3 + FT1000MP + ACOM 2000
2 x 4 element yagis @ 30m

15m
Ops : G2NF + PT2CM
K3 + FT1000MP + ACOM 2000
5 / 5 stack @ 18m / 30m + Skyhawk Tribander @ 30m

10m
Ops : G0AEV + M0HKB
K3 + FT1000MP + ACOM 2000
7 element yagi @ 30m + 5 element yagi @ 24m
 
LZ9W   M/M HP   15,289,1862017-11-04 02:20:06
When one makes 13 zones and 73 countries on top band on SSB from this QTH one
knows we are facing a cycle minimum. Best ever score on 160m on SSB since we
started as LZ9W M/M back in 2003.

As YO9HP mentioned condx on 40m here were kind of strange, with slight
improvement on Sunday evening.

Looks like 15m band here was not as good as at others places.

Anyway, overall it was real fun as always.

THANK YOU all for calling and QSOs.
Hopefully we'll see you again in CW part this month.

73, de Wally LZ2CJ
on behalf of LZ9W M/M Contest team

P.S. Some of ops operated part time only.
 
DL/4X1DX(@DM9EE)   M/S LP   1,177,6002017-11-04 03:19:43
As we are a team in preparation for WRTC, we wanted to experience radio
conditions and radio operations from from Europe.
We got in contact with TOM, DM9EE and shortly after we had a very comfortable
room in is DX HOTEL in Holzminden, the adjacent room was the HAM SHACK.
Tom has A Radio room to envy, all the equipment and antennas you need, and he
was very helpful in re-organizing the station for MS/LP category. Tom is an
amazing ham, friend and host.
Running SSB 100w on CQWW from Europe is very challenging and our looong call
didn’t help, most of the time was S&P, but we learned a lot, made a new
friend and ate very well.
For station description and antennas look a DM9EE web-site. It’s very
recommended.
Thank you all and CU on the CW leg (from home).
73', 4X1DX & 4X6FR
 
WB2P(@W2YC)   M/2 HP   1,597,2422017-11-04 05:18:15
Special thanks to W2YC for the use of his superb contest station.
 
VE6FI   M/2 HP   1,373,9202017-11-04 06:52:33
Station is off the grid. Used solar power back by a Diesel Generator.
Conditions seemed favourable. Used a new K9AY antenna which seemed to help on
the lower bands.

Denis ve6aq
 
PZ5K(@PZ5RA)   M/2 HP   25,126,4162017-11-04 09:28:46
Our apologizes for a late submission. The team left Suriname at various times
on Tuesday with most arriving home on Wednesday. We're just now beginning to
catch our breath.

A very special thank you goes to Ramon, PZ5RA, for letting us invade his
station once again. This is the third visit for some of the team members,
while the first for others. "Team Parbo" (a name that seems to have
stuck with us) has operated together in various forms from various locations
over the years, however, this was the first time all of the PZ5K team members
had operated together as one team. Despite this slightly different dynamic, we
came together as if we had been doing this for years.

Discussions for this contest began a year ago after our PZ5K M/S entry in the
2016 CQWW SSB. Further discussions were had after the PZ5K entry in the 2017
ARRL SSB contest. Rog, G4BVY, put floated the idea of building a Quadplexer
that would allow optimum use of the two HF tri-band yagis that were available
at the station. The thought was that if we could feed both antennas, we would
be able to take advantage of the propagation that is often open to both NA and
EU at the same time. In addition, we wanted to take advantage of the K3's
diversity receive capability. With the use of high power bandpass filters and
the Quadplexer, we were successful in taking full advantage of all antenna
hardware available. We were also pleased with how the diversity system worked.
With the use of audio switching, we were able to have NA in one ear and EU in
the other. It was interesting that in some cases EU was stronger on the NA
antenna and NA on the EU antenna.

We also set up partner mode at one of the run stations. This allowed two ops
to queue up stations and was particularly effective when one op was listing on
the EU antenna and the other was listening on the NA antenna.

While we are beginning to learn the capabilities of Ramon's fine station, we
also continue to learn how we might improve. We know we left a lot of
multipliers on the table - particularly in band mults. We'll continue to work
on improving our effort in that department. We also feel we didn't utilize the
mult station as well as we could have. This will be another opportunity for
improvement.

Overall, we're extremely pleased with the result. We were fortunate and only
had one brief power outage that lasted for about a minute. Congrats to the
team at CN2R for a fabulous score despite their own power and other issues.
And a special thanks to everyone that gave us a call, without you the fun of
this contest would be short lived.

On behalf of "Team Parbo" (PZ5K),
Kelly - N0VD
 
RX7K   SOAB(A) HP   622,9732017-11-05 00:26:30
Greetings from Crimea! See you in WW DX CW! 73!
 
IR4M   M/S HP   13,509,8602017-11-05 02:10:58
This year three new operators joined the usual team: IK4WKU, IW3FVZ and IW4EII.
Despite their little experience in HF contesting, they did well and we're
confident they will improve in the future.

During the contest we had some issues...
The 40m rotator stopped working on Saturday evening remaining (luckily!) stuck
to USA. Sunday at dawn, Nicola IZ4NIC was already climbing the tower for an
emergency repair to restore it.
10m were affected during the whole contest by a noisy power line... we fear
that will be a tough one to solve!
Finally (yes, that was a challenging contest) 80m verticals switch was stuck in
end-fire to South-East!
Guess what? We'll have some work to do shortly...

Regardless, conditions on the bands have been just fine both on high and low
bands, and we had a lot of fun.
Congratulations to the 9A1P crew in business trip to LX, completely out of
reach! It was nice to race with them and our OM7M friends on cqcontest board.
Now, let's prepare for the CW leg!
 
FY5KE   M/S HP   19,454,8002017-11-05 10:08:11
Back on M/S HP in 2017, after a couple of SOSB and M/S LP entries over the past
years. Needless to say that there is a big step between the 2 UFO's (congrats
to EF8R and CN2AA) and us, but it was worth trying at this low part of the
cycle.

Our space limits (for antennas and ops) is now above critical to reach which is
today the minimum entry score in high class M/S : 30 Mpts !

However, lot of fun as usual, not too many technical problems, some good rates
(lower than expected, of course), and the will to be back on in 2018, but
probably not in M/S HP ! ;-)

On behalf of the FY5KE contest team,

Herve F5HRY
 
YL3IZ/MM   SOSB/20Classic QRP   16,5542017-11-05 10:08:45
QTH: Bay of Mexico, Near Niacaragua 9 Zone 07.
 
CF7RR(VA7RR)   SOSB/20 HP   938,5602017-11-05 10:54:14
A big improvement in conditions over a year ago - QSOs are up, mults are up, and
so is the score.

Was able to run a bit both mornings into Europe, JAs were plentiful, and
the rates into the USA were awesome. Even with 2,700 QSOs already in the log,
the last hour of the contest on Sunday into the USA was a 200. It was so fast
and furious (and fun), in fact, that I made a conscious decision to forego most
all of the the Sunday afternoon multiplier searching, and I may have left
another, say, 15 or so multipliers on the table. Oh well, so it goes.

The only significant Murphy visit was a power outage midday Sunday -
without the backup generator that kicked in to keep the electricity supplied, I
would have been score deprived to the tune of about an hour's operating. As it
was, we lost about 15 minutes by the time we got power reconnected and reset
all of the radio, computer and other station controls.

A great thanks to Allan, VE7SZ, for the use of one of his operating
positions while he did a Single Band 40 and exercised his new 40 meter array.


Hope to see everyone for CW.

73,
Gary VA7RR
 
HB9DUR(@HB9EOU)   SOAB(A) HP   3,590,3702017-11-05 10:57:35
Because of lack of a station, it's has been a long time I did not participate
from HB9.
Anyway, first time experience as SOAB (A) from HB9 ever for me.....
Tnx to HB9EOU for landing his station and to HB9EFK for the help.

PRO 96S with bad 15m SWR that did not help on the USA window, 80m half sloper
that made MIRACLES! and on 160m a low dipole at 10m AGL
 
N7ZG   SOAB HP   794,1782017-11-05 20:31:39
Difficult condx on low bands both nights. Surprising give that the A index was
an 8 on the first night then 5 or lower on the second.

160 antenna not working but the new 2 over 2 on 40 was working well. Lots of
EU but 40 closed a bit early. No JA runs on 40 or 80 either night. 15 and
20M JA runs were so so on the first day due to high QRM in JA. ZS called in
on the first night on 40M while trying to "run" via split. Decent
runs on 20M to EU both days but was really hard to find a run freq. Ran 15
the second day and had zone 15 call in on skew path from OH and LA.

Interesting DX call in from 5T, H4, P29, JT

Looking forward to CW

73, Guy N7ZG
 
A73A   M/M HP   21,402,7202017-11-06 02:57:11
73 to All
 
RW2F(RA2FA)   SOSB(A)/40 HP   632,4212017-11-06 07:11:32
a lot of QRN from the shower during all contest
 
PU2PSP   SOSB(A)/10Classic LP   80,8382017-11-06 07:25:50
It's demonstrated that Bad Propagation conditions is not an obstacle to HAMS.
Wonderful Contest.
 
TM6M(@F6KHM)   M/S HP   14,578,7402017-11-07 04:19:26
Bands conditions were OK except 10m were we never had "es" link ...
And 160m where we can't tx up 1850 we missed some juicy mults ! ;-(

Tks for qsos

See you in WW CW

TM6M crew
 
IR9Z(IT9VCE)   SOABClassic HP   724,3622017-11-07 05:20:22
Bande affollate con difficoltà a trovare uno spazio per chiamare, più volte
"sfrattato" da stazioni ben attrezzate (in trasmissione). Nel finale
un paio di ore con 150 qso/ora. Attivo per 24 ore su 36. IC 7300 - Dipole - log
QARTest.
 
SK3W   M/S HP   4,384,8582017-11-07 12:53:00
Just a part-time M/S but we enjoyed the US-westcoast propagation, anyway!

Thanks for the QSOs,


Stefan DL1IAO, SA3CWW/SM9A
for the SK3W multioperator team
 
W5FMH(KEØHWZ)   SOABClassic HP   214,0082017-11-07 18:51:04
Billy did an excellent job for his first contest on our remote club station!
Thank you so much for working us.. everyone.. everywhere!
73 and CU in the CQWW-CW
 
VE3PN   SOAB HP   401,5202017-11-07 20:08:53
Spent most of Saturday finding and fixing an intermittent Balun on
a KT36XA and the putting it back up! Fixed aiming south.
Glad I did 10/15 were fun
160 was very noisy here
 
C4A(@5B4AKR)   M/S HP   10,489,3122017-11-09 23:40:51
Thanks to everyone that called us!

3x FT-1000MP, 2x ACOM 1000,
C-31XR@15m (10/15/20m), TA-33Jr@10m (10/15/20m), 40-2CD@17m (40m), Vertical
(80m),
dipoles for 80/160m, Beverage (320deg), K9AY RX loop
 
N4WW   M/S HP   4,451,4402017-11-10 09:00:13
Loss of sunspots I expect that w1/w2 land will dominate the scores with better
runs on low bands. Everybody seemed to enjoy the contest. Big antenna work here
after hurricane. 80 meter beam went down which is no surprise. Couple 4 square
legs on 80 got hit and improperly guyed 6 meter tower. Everything else stayed
up except most rotors all out of kilter and had to be changed or realigned.
73 doc n4ww
 
IR1Y   M/S HP   5,830,9292017-11-16 01:07:59
Finally we are ready to take part in the MS category. We have loads of things to
do during the next years.
Great crew, good fun. Thanks to the Stefanos (JUB and NVR), they travelled
several hundred of kilometres to be with us. Also huge shout out to Damiano
(IZ2DIIIIIIIIII), he came only to let us have some rest during the second night
and left in the morning.
That was our first multi single operation during a WW contest, hoping to do
much more!
See you during the bip-bip contest, cheers!